Born in Denmark and of Somali-Kenyan descent, Ismahan is a student at University College London (UCL) studying archaeology and anthropology. She was educated at UWC Atlantic College in Wales, and following her graduation she received a Davis Scholarship to perform voluntary work in India. She has been published in Dagbladet Information, writing on issues relating to right-wing rhetoric and anti- radicalisation. She is currently a Board Member of Danish Students Abroad (DSA). Her academic interests include post-conflict heritage and archaeology in East Africa, as well as the study of migration and diaspora. After the Fellowship, Ismahan plans to conduct ethnographic fieldwork on Somali refugee communities in Kenya.
Updated May 2018