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Ahmed ElhadiCohort 2022


I am interested in exploring how people in Sudan adapt and seek new ways to thrive in times of intense sociopolitical upheaval resulting from international development programs and the increasingly devastating effects of climate change. These global challenges have particularly affected the most marginalized groups in Sudan, a country that is often ignored in international studies, so I also seek to understand the perspectives of Sudanese refugees in the United States. As a Sudanese American born and raised in Missouri, I choose to pursue this research not only to answer my own questions about my own culture, but also to create space for those who have been horribly misrepresented to tell their stories. Additionally, I am also interested in public health and ecology, which I believe will be key to understanding the wide range of issues present in Sudan.

Advisor: Dr. Sa'ed Atshan