Fatima Siwaju is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Princeton University. Her research engages with the intersections of religious, racial and (trans)national identity, particularly as they relate to Afro-descendant Muslim communities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Fatima has previously conducted ethnographic research in Trinidad, and she is currently undertaking her dissertation fieldwork in the Pacific region of Colombia. Her theoretical interests include the anthropology of religion and Islam, African diaspora studies, postcolonial theory and Afro-American intellectual traditions.
Fatima holds a B.A. (Hons) in French and Spanish from the University of Cambridge, and an M.A. in Religion from Syracuse University.