Abroad: Rabat, Morocco – Fall 2021
Aisha Tunkara will be assisting Professor Jamie 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. This semester in Morocco, she plans to conduct an independent research project focusing on the treatment and experiences of West African migrants in refugee camps.