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United States
University of California, Irvine
refugees, global migration crisis, Middle East and North Africa, South-South migration
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About Me

I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine where I study migration, refugees and citizenship. My research focuses on Middle East and North African (MENA) states as countries of migrant and refugee settlement and my dissertation is titled “Strategic Ambivalence: Migrant Engagement in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey.”

Recent Publications


“Ambivalence as Policy: Consequences for Migrants and Refugees in Egypt.”Egypte Monde Arabe (forthcoming).

“Between Europe and Africa: Morocco as a Country of Immigration.” Journal of the Middle East and Africa (forthcoming).

Migrants, Refugees and the Egyptian Security State.” International Journal of Migration and Border Studies (forthcoming).

Co-Ethnicity, Security and Host Government Engagement: Egypt as a Non-Traditional Receiver of Migrants and Refugees.” Refugee Review Vol. 2 (May 2015).

Book Review of ‘Co-Ethnic Strangers: Immigrant Exclusion and Insecurity in Africa.'” Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture Vol. 5, No. 2-3 (September 2014).

EU Territorial Control, Western Immigration Policies, and the Transformation of North Africa.” The Postcolonialist Vol. 1, No. 1 (November 2013).

Book Review of ‘The Scramble for Citizens.‘” The Cairo Review of Global Affairs Spring 2013 issue.


Calling People Fleeing Their Homes Refugees Instead of Migrants is Not Enough.” With Lama Mourad, Muftah (28 September 2015).

Refugees in Turkey: Implications of Increasing Politicization.” Jadaliyya (June 6, 2015).

Migration Policy Reform in Morocco: Implications for Migrants, The Country, and The Region.” Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore MEI Insight No. 123 (April 9, 2015).

Migrants in Post-Revolution Egypt.” The Monkey Cage Blog for The Washington Post (January 7, 2015).

Turkey’s New Migration Policy: Control Through Bureaucratization.” Jadaliyya (September 29, 2014).

Different Policies, the Same Game: Syrian and Palestinian Refugees in Egypt.”Jadaliyya (January 28, 2014).

Media Coverage

What you Need to Know about the Syrian Refugee Crisis.” Presentation at the Pacifica Institute Irvine, California (November 15, 2015).

Migrants in Post-Revolution Egypt.” The Monkey Cage Blog for The Washington Post (January 7, 2015).

Country Focus
Egypt, Morocco, Turkey

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