The purpose of the AIMS GSA is to promote dialog among graduate students who are interested in or working on studies related to northern Africa, defined broadly as Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. Members come from nearly every discipline imaginable: from anthropology to art history, from bioclimatology to political science, and from history to economics.

GSA President

Jessica Lambert is a PhD student in Sociocultural Anthropology at Boston University. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality in Morocco. Prior to starting the PhD program at Boston University, Jessica conducted research on single motherhood and NGO rehabilitation programs for thesis research in 2010 and through a 2012-13 Fulbright Research Grant. She has also worked with women’s civil society organizations throughout Morocco and secured grant funding for projects on both peacebuilding and conflict resolution. Jessica holds a BA in Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and French Studies from Emory University.