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.

2018 GSA President
Leah Kleinberger, Georgia State University

Leah Kleinberger is a PhD student in History at Georgia State University. Her research focuses on thirteenth-century interreligious connections in the Western Mediterranean. She is the graduate assistant for the Middle East Studies Center at Georgia State University.  Leah holds a MA in Medieval Studies from Western Michigan University and a BA in Medieval Studies and Humanities from the University of Oregon.