Rahma Abdiyare Haji
BA Africana Studies (2017), Smith College
Rahma’s research interests are in African and African diasporic cultures, Afrofuturism, performance studies, cultural studies, and digital humanities. She is interested in research questions centered on being and becoming, particularly in black contexts.
Her honors thesis was a meditation on black worldmaking,especially through play and joy. The project examined subcultures of Black Twitter, investigating blackness as performative and discursive, particularly through the format of memes.
In 2017, she was a Shaping Perception Fellow at Smith College’s Kahn Institute.