Maryam Rokhideh

Anthropology & Peace Studies

Maryam Rokhideh is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology and a graduate affiliate of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. She holds a Notre Dame Presidential Fellowship and was awarded a U.S. Fulbright Research grant for the 2018-2019 academic year.


Maryam’s research focuses on coping strategies, livelihoods, and regional security in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Her dissertation research examines how conflict-affected populations on the Congo-Rwanda border navigate daily insecurity and seek alternative livelihood strategies to improve their well-being. Her dissertation builds on several months of ethnographic research in DR Congo and Rwanda funded by USAID, NSF, Fulbright, the Kellogg Institute, and the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures.


Maryam has worked with the United Nations, USAID, and the World Health Organization on a number of peacebuilding and development projects. She has published on gender, health, and post-conflict recovery.


Maryam holds an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford, and graduated with honors from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in International Studies.