Graduate Students


Beibei  Yang

Graduate Student


Research Interests:

Region: Hausa-speaking West Africa, especially northern Nigeria

Interests: Gender and Sexuality, Marriage and Family, Islam, Social change, Medical Anthropology, HIV/AIDS transmission


From August 2010 till now, Ph.D. student of Anthropology in Southern Methodist University

May 2009 M.A. in Anthropology, Tulane University, Louisiana

June 2007 M.A. in Applied Linguistic, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China

June 2004 B.A. in Hausa Linguistic and Literature, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China


M.A. thesis (2009):

Social Change and the Transformation of Hausa Women's Status and Domestic Life, 1800-2000 (in English)

M.A. thesis (2007):

A Study of Beijing Intellectuals' Choices of Spouses and Their Activities of Using Internet to Find Spouses (in Chinese)

B.A. thesis (2004):

HIV/AIDS Transmission in the Hausa Society in Northern Nigeria (in Hausa)

Entered program in 2009

Region of Study:

Northern Nigeria, West Africa