Visiting Assistant Professor
Mather Memorial 245
PhD, McGill University (2015)
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2016)
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.