Youssef Aziz

Youssef Aziz

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Undergraduate Resident Fellow

Youssef (he/him) is a senior double majoring in Sociology and Psychology and minoring in Inequality Studies (Health Equity Track). He is originally from Southern California and is of Egyptian descent. He migrated from Egypt at the age of 12 due to political instability. Youssef is a Mellon Mays fellow whose research focuses on Blackness and identity formation amongst indigenous North Africans throughout different political regimes and colonizing forces. He hopes to use his research as a way to critically analyze and understand his identities and how they’ve been westernized throughout colonization. After graduation, Youssef hopes to pursue a JD-Ph.D. in Sociology where he can conduct research and advocate for his community.

At Cornell, Youssef is the Co-President of the First Generation Student Union, Vice President of Black Ivy Pre-Law Society, a Meinig scholar, and is a research assistant at the Social Perception and Intergroup Inequality lab. In his free time, Youssef loves playing his flute in Lincoln, making new Spotify playlists, and just walking around Ithaca.