Welcome Dr. Sara Thiam, Visiting Assistant Professor

This fall the department welcomes Dr. Sara Thiam, a new visiting assistant professor to our medical anthropology and global health program. Dr. Thiam received her PhD from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, focusing on Medical Anthropology and the study of humanitarianism, human rights, and childhood.  Her research is on the promotion of rights for migratory Qur’anic school students in Senegal and Mali. Dr. Thiam’s interests include global children’s rights promotion and children’s rights in practice; the study of compassion, charity, and religion in relation to suffering; transnational aid, cross-cultural childhoods and discipline; and francophone West Africa.

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