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Hamida Owusu

African Studies with a Secondary Field in Government

Class of 2010

Hamida graduated from the College in 2010 and concentrated in African Studies with a secondary field in Government. While at Harvard, her interests ranged from interfaith relations on the continent to the mobilization of vernacular languages as a method for encouraging and enhancing social and political participation. Hamida also spent a semester abroad at the University of Ghana, studying higher-level Twi Language, as well as development and conflict studies. Her experiences in the Department provided insights into race and social theory, development, linguistic human rights, and gender and politics in the African context. The African Language Program (through which she studied Hausa and completed a citation in Twi) was also a highlight of her undergraduate work, and she hopes to continue to promote the importance of African languages as a part of her broader interest in social justice policy advocacy. Hamida is currently working towards her J.D. at Stanford Law School.

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