Message from the President

Founded in April 2010, AALIMS reached a milestone at its third anniversary. As a sign of becoming an established organization, we have experienced our first “change of the guard.” 

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Melina Platas Izama

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Melina Platas Izama is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Stanford University, in the sub-field of comparative politics. Her dissertation examines educational attainment among Christians and Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa from the colonial period to the present day. She studies how religious institutions, beliefs, and policy affect access and attitudes toward education over time and space, and has conducted fieldwork in Ghana and Uganda.






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