Khadija Alia Bah

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BSc (honors, Cornell); MA, (IDS, Sussex); MPhil (Cambridge)
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Thesis title
Impact of Crisis as a Condition on Individual and Intergenerational Aspirations (working title)
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Dr Elizabeth Hull


I came to SOAS with extensive field experience across Africa with the UN. I was a member of the World Health Organization’s Ebola Response Team in Sierra Leone during the 2013-2016 West Africa Ebola pandemic. Prior to that, I worked with WFP, UNAIDS, UNFPA and UNDP; the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD); the World Bank; the Government of Sierra Leone and the UK Government.

Born in Sierra Leone, I spent most of my adult life in the US; and now settled in the UK. I am a feminist and a Marxist. Feminism, for me, is about fairness. Marxism enables me to ask the difficult and probing questions so I can learn.

I enjoyed long treks, intellectual debates, films and entertaining at home.

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