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A portrait of Nadia wearing a black and white paisley blazer, black glasses, and red lipstick with her locs styles in a top bun.

Welcome!

I am student and multi-media artist getting a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology and a certificate in Culture & Media from NYU. An alumna of Barnard College of Columbia University, I graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude in 2017 where I received a B.A. in Africana Studies & Dance.

My intellectual curiosities are situated at the intersection of medical anthropology, disability studies, Mad studies, and Black feminist theory. As a National Science Foundation Research Fellow and an emerging scholar, my research addresses how perinatal mental health disparities contribute to the ongoing Black maternal mortality and morbidity crisis in the United States.


Origin Story

Where are you from? has always been a loaded question for me. 

U.S.-born of Guyanese and Tanzanian-Indian parentage, I attribute my critical lens and intellectual curiosities to my multicultural home life and upbringing in Tanzania, Malawi, Trinidad, Switzerland, and France. As an adult, I have finally put down roots in New York City, the first place I have lived for almost a decade and the place I now call my home.


Salient Identities

Scholar

Lived Experience Researcher

Black Feminist Medical Anthropologist In The Making

Artist

Dancer | Poet | Multi-Media Storyteller

Mother(ing)

Revolutionary Praxis

Technology of Social Transformation

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines

Mental Health Doula

Perinatal Peer Support Specialist

Maternal Mental Health Advocate