Hi, I'm Haleemah!
I’m a mixed-method social science researcher, with a focus on the international political economy. My research interests and work explores the international political economy of (African) Trade Policies. Poverty. Emerging Markets. Pan-Africanism. (African) Feminism. Development. Race. (Modern) Slavery.
My Research Process
I often use a merge of qualitative methods (interviews, surveys, observations, secondary qualitative data) and quantitative (often descriptive) methods for my data collection and analysis as this arguably reveals deeper insights.
My Research Philosophy
To be an excellent researcher, you have to be an excellent storyteller as every piece of data contains a story waiting to be unraveled.
I love hearing people's stories
To share (social science) stories, say hello, compliment the hard work I put into creating the poses in the GIF at the top of this page, or for research (collaboration) opportunities,
What folks are saying about me
"Haleema is a dedicated scholar committed to giving her best in every area of her life. During the time I worked with Haleema, she consistently performed her duties with competence and a great deal of maturity. She is creative and innovative, and this was demonstrated through her ability to effectively bring new ideas to the programs we planned during the year. When I presented her with an idea, she would do research and come up different options on how to effectively plan the event or other ideas to provide value to the students we were presenting for. What I enjoyed about her work was she always included material on how our programs were supported by research and how impactful it could be for our students. Her love for research is highlighted in all she does. She never came to a meeting empty handed. She was always equipped with new ideas and asked questions that would help move the task forward."
"Haleemah's exemplary leadership skills were also evident throughout the semester in her approach to team-building activities, workshops, and presentations. I was very pleased with and impressed by the caliber of work she produced, and her level of commitment given the demands of graduate school coupled with unforeseen challenges, including the ongoing global pandemic. She truly embodies professionalism and collegiality. Haleemah is one of those students who is always seeking opportunities to enhance her skills and knowledge as a lifelong learner. Her project management experience, solid research agenda, and track record of service not only demonstrate intentionality but a commitment to advancing her career goals."