AalyiaFeroz Ali SadruddinSHASS Predoctoral Diversity Fellowaalyias@mit.eduE53-335vProfile BottomBioAalyia Feroz Ali Sadruddin is a sixth-year doctoral candidate in medical anthropology at Yale University. Born in Kisumu, Kenya, Sadruddin studied anthropology, politics, and sociology as an undergraduate at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa as a Mandela-Rhodes Scholar. She also earned a Master of Arts degree in thy Sociology of Health, and Medicine degree there. Sadruddin joins MIT for the 2018-19 academic year as a pre-doctoral diversity fellow co-hosted by the Global Studies and Languages and Anthropology sections. Her research focuses on social and demographic transformations, kinship, and the politics of knowledge production in contemporary Africa. Her doctoral dissertation, “Aging After Violence: Care, Love, and Solidarity in Rwanda,” examines how older and younger Rwandans navigate the fragilities and fluidities of a modern, post-genocide era in the hopes of living peaceful and dignified lives.