Aly Kassam-Remtulla

Anthropology/American Studies/Provost's Office

Department/Program: Anthropology/American Studies, Provost’s Office
Office location: 317 Nassau Hall
Phone: 609-258-8003
Office Hours: Contact Ellen Riscoe (

Profile:  I am the Assistant Provost for Academic Planning and Institutional Diversity in the Office of the Provost (who is Princeton’s chief academic and chief budgetary officer).  I work on institution-wide strategic planning, matters related to the operating budget and resource allocation, and faculty and graduate student diversity.  Last spring I taught an undergraduate seminar on Muslims in America through the Department of Anthropology. 

I’ve had a diverse academic and personal journey with many interesting twists and turns.  I was born in Kenya and grew up in Canada.  I finished high school at the United World College-USA in New Mexico and went off to Stanford where I majored in Social Anthropology and minored in Biology and Asian American Studies.  I later studied at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship and completed an MSc in Refugee Studies, an MBA, and a PhD.  Before coming to Princeton in 2010, I worked in philanthropy and the non-profit sector, on a political campaign, in executive search, and for a summer at an investment bank.