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Welcome to the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program
526 5th Street
Cheney, WA 99004
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Naima J. Neghmouche was born in El-oued, Algeria; she is the second in a family of nine siblings. She lived in France for few years and then decided to move to Washington where she met her husband, who also attends Eastern Washington University. She is graduating in Spring 2012 with a major in International Affairs- concentration on Global Security, and a minor in Sociology. Her loving husband Quinn Griffith is the reason she came to EWU, and he is very supportive of her in pursuing graduate studies.
She has conducted a research paper: "Understanding Al-Qaida in Maghreb in Algeria: How Does AQIM Fit within the Algerian Political and Social Structure?", mentored by Dr. Robert Sauders, Anthropology, Geography, and History Department, Eastern Washington University, Cheney.
Abstract: Understanding AQIM in Algeria: How Does AQIM Fit within the Algerian Political and Social Structure?
Mentor: Dr. Robert Sauders, Anthropology, Geography, and History Department, Eastern Washington University
The group of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is a Salafi group that seeks to establish Islamic law in the Maghreb and fight against what it perceives as an apostolic government in Algeria. This research examines the particular religious influences of AQIM in order to demonstrate how religious texts and interpretations connect to the strategic and operational actions of the organization. To this end, this paper analyzes how AQIM and its leaders frame their organization through speeches, statements, organizational literature and associated web content from 2006 through 2007 and considers if and how AQIM fits within larger Algerian political, social and religious structures.
19th Annual National McNair Research Conference and Graduate School Fair: November 5-7, 2010 Understanding AQIM in Algeria: How Does AQIM Fit within the Algerian Political and Social Structure?
Winter/ Spring 2012 Graduate School Acceptances:
- University of Washington: MA Program; Comparative Religion
- University of Chicago:MA Program; Divinity
Dr. Robert Sauders, I am thankful for being able to call you my mentor. I appreciate the time and effort that you put forth in helping me conduct my research, giving wise advice, and the opportunity to work on some translation and text analysis. Your office was always open for me to stop by and seek help. Your tremendous help to me for over two years has greatly influenced my time here at EWU.