Iman Ali is a first-year Ph.D. student in the department of sociocultural anthropology. She is primarily interested in exploring the role of bureaucracy in the humanitarian aid world, specifically, in the Middle Eastern and North African regions. Before moving to New York, Iman lived in Michigan where she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
For two years after graduating, Iman worked as a research project coordinator at the University of Michigan’s Medical School. She enjoys reading novels, yoga, running, and walking aimlessly for hours.