Class of 2024
Hometown: Rabat, Morocco
Research interests: Women, gender, cultural and linguistic anthropology, media studies, globalization, colonialism, imperialism, resistance, class struggle, race, the construction of national identity
Born and raised in Rabat, Morocco, Iklil graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2021 with a B.A in anthropology and a minor in gender studies. There, she partook in the Lemelson Anthropological Honors program and received funding to complete research on the contribution of women to the Moroccan Hip Hop scene. As part of her undergraduate thesis, Iklil conducted a digital ethnography examining the ways in which female rappers carry on a legacy of musical resistance to modesty culture. During her time at CCAS, she aims to broaden her research by conducting interviews, in person fieldwork, and expanding the literature review to incorporate the greater North African region.