AM in Regional Studies—Middle East
Nana graduated from Pomona College with a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies and concentrations in religion and politics—allowing her to investigate the ways in which ethnic and religious difference mold socio-political landscapes. During her undergraduate career, she studied abroad in both Amman, Jordan and Seeb, Oman and conducted field research in Gaborone, Botswana. She has also interned with an Islamic Feminist NGO in Malaysia and the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Her studies culminated in a senior thesis that explored gender, identity, and resistance movements in contemporary Middle Eastern conflict. Upon graduating, Nana was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Bahrain (2016-2017). While there she taught English courses at Ahlia University and volunteered with the only sexual and domestic violence crisis response center in the Arabian Gulf. At Harvard, Nana looks forward to engaging in an interdisciplinary study of conflict and state transformation in the Middle East. She also hopes to further develop her Arabic and Persian language skills.