Received Sylff fellowship in 2018-20.
FR: Howard University
TO: Addis Ababa University, Center for African and Oriental Studies: CfAOS (Ethiopia)
Current affiliation: Howard University, The Barakah Circle (non-profit think tank)
Academic supervisor: Mbye Cham, PhD
Public scholarship: Sara recently authored a series on disability justice in the American Muslim community. Magazine Islamic Horizons published her articles on Global Deaf Muslim, the Braille Quran Project, and eid celebrations for special needs kids.
Academic achievements: 2018-2019 Islamic Scholarship Fund recipient.
Social engagement: DC Childcare Collective, Connections Beyond Sight & Sound (DC DeafBlind Project), African Studies Graduate Student Association, DC Justice for Muslims Collective.
Sara Swetzoff is a dual citizen of Ireland and the United States who was raised in the Washington, D.C. area. Howard University's unique Pan-African approach to international affairs provided the ideal intellectual home for her research on migration and transnational activism in the Red Sea region. Prior to her PhD career, Sara read Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London, and edited manuscripts for spiritualist publishing company Fons Vitae.