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Aalyia Feroz Ali Sadruddin
Research interests: Population aging, late-life care, kinship, and social resilience
Research areas of interest: Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and South Africa
Education: B.A. Anthropology, Sociology, and Political Science (University of the Witwatersrand); M.A. Sociology of Health and Medicine (University of the Witwatersrand)
My dissertation research is on aging and late-life care in contemporary Rwanda. I take particular interest in examining how older Rwandans (60 years or older) and their caregivers navigate and negotiate the changing terrain of care in the context of rapid urbanization and social transformations in the aftermath of the 1994-genocide. This approach offers a new theoretical framework within which to interrogate the changing cultural scripts of aging, care, and kinship in a region of the world where the elderly have historically been critiqued for denying youth their due opportunities and constricting them from engaging in political and civic processes.
Sadruddin, AFA and Ice, GH. 2016. Caregiving. In H. Callan (ed.) The Wiley-Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Anthropology.
Sadruddin, AFA. 2015. Book Review of Global Mental Health: Anthropological Perspectives. Brandon Kohrt and Emily Mendenhall, eds. Medical Anthropology Quarterly.
Sadruddin, AFA and Heung, S. 2015. Book Review of Blind Spot: How Neolberalism Inflitrated Global Health. Anthropology & Medicine.
Ice, GH, Sadruddin, AFA, Vagedes, A, Yogo, J and Juma, E. 2012. Stress associated with Caregiving: a test of the stress process model among Kenyan Luo elders. Social Science & Medicine. 74 (12) 2020-2027.
Ice, GH, Sadruddin, AFA and Williams, SR. 2012. Cultural and Socioeconomic Contexts and Nutritional Transitions: The Anthropology of Global Overweight & Obesity Trends of Older Adults. Socioeconomic Status and Health Implications. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishers. 183-202.