Maryam Rokhideh is a doctoral student in the joint Anthropology and Peace Studies program. She specializes in conflict and well-being in the African Great Lakes.
Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Maryam worked and conducted research with international NGOs on issues related to development, peacebuilding, and post-conflict reconstruction. She holds a master's degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford where she worked with the JEFCAS Africa Res. She graduated from the University of California Irvine with honors in International Studies.
Her current research is situated at the nexus between development, economic anthropology, and peace studies. She is interested in risk, insecurity, and coping mechanisms in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
My research looks at the strategies and resources individuals and communities use to move beyond survival and resilience towards the pursuit of a good life and long-term decision-making in post-conflict settings. I ask how people find creative and active ways to gain a sense of control and normalcy in situations of violence and uncertainty?
Kellogg Students Receive Fulbrights, Other Top Awards
Jul 12, 2018
A quarter of the University of Notre Dame’s 27 Fulbright recipients for 2018-2019 are affiliated with Kellogg.
Navigating a Precarious Life in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Aug 1, 2017
Thanks to the support of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies I was able to collect quantitative and qualitative data, helping to lay the foundation of my dissertation research. After analyzing the data, I intend to publish my results this year. In addition, I was also able to develop relationships with Congolese scholars at the Bilingual Christian University of Beni as well as the Free University of the Great Lakes, which will help to form future research and collaborations.