Mohamed Yunus Rafiq
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Mohamed Yunus Rafiq is a Graduate Student in the Anthropology Department at Brown University with research interest in the intersection of Media, African Islam and Public Health. Formerly, Mohamed co-founded and managed Aang Serian Peace Village, a Global NGO based in Arusha, Tanzania for over five years. One of Aang Serian's main goals was to utilize Tanzania's diverse indigenous knowledge to create sustainable and ethical development responses. Aang Serian continues to bring innovative approaches to the field of secondary and indigenous education, health, and cultural revitalization. Mohamed also co-founded Aang Serian Drum, an indigenous media center that trains Tanzanian youth to produce their own media on critical issues such as health, environment, social justice and development. Mohamed, who is the recipient of the prestigious Javits fellowship is currently pursuing a PhD at Brown University. His other interests include writing short fiction, making documentaries, and producing abstract art using pastel and charcoal. He has also recently co-founded a Swahili online radio station to be a forum for discussion around issues of local epistemologies, language use and revitalization, African Islam, and the circulation of local/non-state histories. See www.radiomrima.org for more information.
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