Mai Alkhamissi

Fifth-year graduate student

I am an Egyptian fifth year PhD candidate in the Anthropology department. Before coming to Princeton, I worked in Egypt as a researcher at a think tank, then at a research center at the American University in Cairo, and at a public hospital. I hold an MA in Anthropology and Cultural Politics from Goldsmiths, University of London and a BA in Anthropology and Sociology from the American University in Cairo. 

My research follows the lives of different generations of Egyptian exiles in various parts of the world. I am happy to talk about issues of being an international student, adjusting to life in the U.S., fitting into a graduate program, and relationships with colleagues and professors, among other topics. I look forward to connecting and talking with other graduate students and to fostering a supportive peer environment for us to thrive together.