Program Assistant, Next Generation Social SciencesPhone: (718) 517-3663
BioMamasa Dukureh is the program assistant for the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program and joined in summer 2018. Prior to joining the council, Mamasa served as a 2016-2017 ELLA Fellow at The Sadie Nash Leadership Project, where she founded Shades of Blackness, a community-based intervention workshop series for high school girls in Newark, NJ. She holds a BA in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies from Columbia University where she was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Her primary research interests include the intersections of race and ethnicity, and gender and sexuality in the areas of social and political violence, and culture and identity formation across sub-Saharan Africa.