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Emma Nesper


Master's Degree
  • Class of 2008
  • Master's Degree(s): African Studies MA
While At UCLA

Study Abroad: University of Wisconsin-Madison Program at l'Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis, Sénégal (October 2002-July 2003).

Globalization Research Center-Africa:
Graduate Student Researcher for HIV/AIDS in Africa Initiative;
African Activist Association: Fundraiser and Conference Co-Organizer; Ufahamu African Studies Journal: Review Board;
Tostan: Talibé Project Volunteer;
Human Rights Watch, LA: Student Task Force Intern.

Awards: Regent's Fellowship, 2006-07; Regent's Fellowship, 2007-08; Teaching Assistant for Global Studies, 2007-2008; African Studies Conference Grant, May 2008

Graduate Research:
Digital Disciples, Virtual Piety and Mediated Knowledge: The Murid Migration into Cyberspace Chair: Dr. Ghislaine Lydon, History

Grad Thesis: Presented "Alternative Networks of Power in the Academy: An Exploration into the Place of the Dahira in Senegalese Universities" at the African Studies Graduate Students Conference, Boston University, March 10, 2007; Presented "Digital Disciples: Mouride Media in and out of Touba" at the African Activist Association Conference, UCLA, May 26, 2007; Invited to present "Digital Disciples, Virtual Piety and Mediated Knowledge: The Murid Migration into Cyberspace" at The Globalization of the Muridiyya Muslim Order Conference, May 24, 2008 in at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York City

After UCLA

Communications Specialist, Venture Strategies for Health and Development

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