Thajilah Asia Ali Olaiya
Research title: African Lineage in the Danish West Indies: Amina People
- Tracing the Amina in West Africa
- Investigating the significance of naming
- Culture and identity of the former Danish West Indies
- Oral history, memory, and lineage
- Archival access
- Afro-Caribbean and African-American History
- Identity, art, and expression
- Cultural resistance
- Education and curriculum
Art Publication: “St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John,” The Caribbean Writer, University of the Virgin Islands, 2020:Vol 34, 454.
Olaiya, Thajilah A. Ali. Cultural Representation in Libraries and Ways We Can Improve. Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA) News. Winter 2017; vol. 19, no. 2: 18-19.
Organizer and Instructor: Writing Workshop for Teachers in Graduate Programs. February 2020. Doha
Presentation: Techniques to Engage Learners. NESA and Education Development Institute. 2016. Doha, Qatar.
Presentation: The Rubber Trade in Congo. The Eritrean Cultural Civic Center. 2009. The George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C.
2019 Ghana - PRAAD Archives
2019 London - SOAS Archives
2019 Germany - WWI, WWII & Cold War
2018 Virgin Islands - Danish Forts & African Narratives
2014/16 Oman - Resources, Trade & Exploration
2015 Saudi Arabia - Origins of Islam
2013 Morocco - Islamic Calligraphy & Architecture
2013 Jordan - Abrahamic Religions
2012 Saudi Arabia - Curriculum & Pedagogy through the World Affairs Council
2011 Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia - John Brown’s Rebellion
2006 Peru - Indigenous Narratives
The George Washington University - M.Ed Secondary Education Social Studies
San Francisco State University - B.A. International Women's Studies