Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Student Profiles

Halimat Somotan is a third year doctoral student in the African History program at Columbia University.

Giulia Paoletti, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Art History, discusses her fieldwork in Senegal. Paoletti's fieldwork was supported by a Leitner Family Student Fellowship.
Columbia College student, Aaron Kohn, discusses his path to majoring in African Studies.
The Leitner Family Fellowship enabled Columbia graduate student in urban planning Cuthbert A. Onikute to conduct research in Guinea-Conakry. Read his account of his summer research.
Elliot Ross, a doctoral student in literature at Columbia, writes about his language training in Maputo, Moçambique. His studies were supported by the Leitner Family Fellowship.
Stephen Wood, a graduate student in Columbia's Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, discusses his research on food security in Kenya. His research was supported by the Leitner Family Fellowship.
Samuel Daly discusses his work on Nigerian social and legal history and his path to graduate school in African Studies.

Student Spotlight