Bayan’s research at Yale focuses on indigenous understandings of race and racialization in 19th century Ottoman-Egyptian Sudan. Prior to Yale, Bayan graduated magna cum laude with high honors in History and a minor in Politics from NYU (c/o 2019). She completed a senior thesis that dissected the relationship between modern Egyptian nationalism, the construction of the Aswan High Dam, and the Nubian communities the Dam displaced through a critical analysis of contemporary Nubian literature. Over the course of her time at NYU, Bayan was a research assistant at Columbia Law School, an intern at the Brennan Center for Justice, and an intern at Tadamon–The Egyptian Refugee Multicultural Council. She was also a recipient of the Critical Language Scholarship, the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights, and the Fulbright Award.
Please feel free to contact Bayan if you have any questions about the doctoral program of History at Yale and/or Sudanese studies.