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.
Caroline Angle Maguire is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at University of Maryland – College Park. Caroline specializes in the history of modern Francophone Africa with an emphasis on visual culture. Her dissertation examines French colonial museums in Tunisia, Algeria, and Senegal, and how their collections, narratives, and exhibition practices transformed during decolonization and post-independence. Caroline has conducted research in Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, and France and her work has been previously published in the Journal of Contemporary History.