Aisha Tunkara will be assisting Professor Jaimie Bleck in conducting research on how grinw (tea- drinking social groups in Mali) help generate trust and trustworthiness. Tunkara’s focus will be to observe the practice of these groups in other West African countries and examine if these groups have the same camaraderie and societal effects known to Mali. Tunkara is excited to explore how different traditions and histories impact the societal norms of West African countries.

Tunkara is an active member of Notre Dame’s African Student Association, Muslim Student Association and BlackND Capital. 

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