Aalyia Sadruddin is a cultural and medical anthropologist who teaches and writes on topics related to aging, biomedical technologies, care, and political culture in postconflict societies. She is currently working on her first book, “After-After-Lives,” which documents how women and men in Rwanda who witnessed multiple episodes of political and ethnic conflict between the late 1950s and early 1990s piece together their lives through everyday practices of care, death preparations, and storytelling. Aalyia was born and raised in Kenya and attended college in South Africa. She graduated with her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Yale University. Prior to joining the Department of Anthropology at UNC-Chapel Hill, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute of International & Public Affairs at Brown University. Outside of her academic life, Aalyia enjoys reading novels and watching tennis.