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.

Thematic Interests

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?