Kimya Loder is a sociology doctoral student and a Graduate Fellow at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. She is a Mellon Mays Research Fellow and EDGE Fellow at Stanford. Kimya holds a B.A. from Spelman College with Honors, where her research examined the post-Arab Spring collective action of Black Tunisians and the impact of their anti-racism campaigns on the country’s nation building efforts. She is currently interested in understanding the relationship between grassroots collective action movements across the African Diaspora and trends in conceptions of national identity and nationalism.