Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Political Science (International Relations, Comparative Politics), 2013-2018 (expected)
M.A., The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Political Science, 2016
American School in Tangier
Critical Language Scholarship, U.S. State Department
Summer Arabic Language Program, 2014
B.A., Michigan State University
International Relations, Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, 2004-2008
Phi Beta Kappa
American University in Cairo
Intensive Arabic Language Training, 2006
RESEARCH & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2015-present Research Associate at European Union Studies Center, New York
2014-present Managing Editor at Routledge Global Institutions (book series), New York
2014-present Research & Editorial Associate at Ralph Bunche Institute, New York
2013-present Project Coordinator at the Project on Peacebuilding, Prijedor, Bosnia
2010-2013 Communications & Policy Officer at Migrants Organise, London
2008-2010 Research Coordinator at UnLtd Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, London
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
“The Changing Role of the Ford Foundation in International Development, 1951-2001,” VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 28, no. 3 (2017): 1301-1325.
“NGO Frequent Flyers: Youth Organisations and the Undermining of Reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Journal of Peacebuilding & Development 11, no. 1 (2016): 99-104.
“Global Migration Governance: Beyond Coordination and Crises,” in The Global Community: Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence, 2017 (Oxford, Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018). With Thomas G. Weiss.
“Dual Citizenship and Youth Identity in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” in Changing Youth Values in Southeast Europe: Beyond Ethnicity, eds. Tamara Pavasovic Trost and Danilo Mandic (London: Routledge, 2018). With Jasmin Hasić.
“Celebrating Miss Muslim Pageants and Opposing Rock Concerts: Contrasting the Religious Authority and Leadership of Two Muslim Women in Kazan,” Women, Leadership and Mosques: Changes in Contemporary Islamic Authority, eds. Masooda Bano and Hilary Kalmbach (London: Brill, 2012).
Manuscripts in Submission
“Are You A Terrorist? Comparing security screening for Iraqi asylum seekers in the US and Sweden.”
“Refugee Policy as Foreign Policy: Iraqi and Afghan Refugee Resettlements to the United States.”
Policy Briefs & Reports
“International Organization for Migration and the UN System: A Missed Opportunity,” Future United Nations Development System Briefing 42, September 2016. With Thomas G. Weiss.
“The European Migrant Crisis: Can Development Agencies Do Better?” Future United Nations Development System Briefing 37, January 2016. With Thomas G. Weiss.
- The Unraveling of Asylum, World Policy Institute, 2/2016
- More Security Databases Won’t Make Us Safer, Huffington Post, 11/2015
- The EU Needs a Migration Human Rights Watchdog, World Policy Institute, 9/2015
- Seven key proposals to ease the Syrian refugee crisis, The New Internationalist, 9/2015
- Bosnia: small victories in a place on the edge, The New Internationalist,6/2013
- Cherry pickers, Blue Cards and the U.S. Congress, Detroit News, 8/2013
- ‘Systemic Failures’ Leave Children Destitute, Huffington Post, 2/2013
- Please UKBA, Can We Have Some More…, Huffington Post, 12/2012
- Three Better Ideas for ESOL, Huffington Post, 10/2012
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
2014-2017 National Endowment for Democracy
2014-2017 Provost’s Office University Fellowship
2016 Doctoral Student Research Grant
2016 Early Research Initiative Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship
2014-2016 Advanced Research Collaborative Student Fellow
2013-2018 Graduate Center Fellowship
2015 CLS Alumni Development Grant
2014 Critical Language Scholarship
2014 Dr. Louis Rabineau Memorial Award
2013 Humanity in Action Alumni Grant
Invited Lectures & Roundtables
“Confronting Islamophobia in Our Communities,” Guest speaker at Humanity in Action Fellowship in Detroit, 7/27/2017.
“The Mediterranean Dimension of the Refugee Crisis: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for Cooperation,” Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to USA, 9/16/2016.
“The Next Secretary-General of the United Nations,” UN System Design Solution Retreat at Yale University, 4/28/2016.
“The current state of the refugee ‘crisis’ in Europe,” Center for Worker Education, City College of New York, 4/9/2016.
CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS (SELECTED)
“Refugee Expulsion as Foreign Policy: The Politics of Hospitality, Threats, and Bad Neighbors,” International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, 4/2018.
“Migration Management in the EU: Competition and Cooperation between Regional and Global Governance,” Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) World Convention, Columbia University, 5/2017.
“Refugee Policy as Foreign Policy: Comparing Iraqi and Afghan Refugee Resettlements to the United States,” Comparative Politics Workshop, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, 3/2017.
“The Politics of Neighbors: Comparing Iraqi and Afghan Refugee Resettlements to the United States,” International Studies Association, Baltimore, MD, 2/2017.
“Financing the European Border: Understanding How EU Funding Impacts Asylum,” Migration With(out) Boundaries conference at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 10/2016.
“Migrants, Human Rights And Democracy,” Summer School on Exiled lives, University of Palermo, 6/2016.
“The Changing Role of the Ford Foundation in International Development, 1951-2003,” International Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, 3/2016.
“Are You A Terrorist? Comparing strategies for screening for suspected terrorists during refugee status determination in the U.S. and Sweden,” Comparative Politics Workshop, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, 11/2015.
“Are You A Terrorist? Comparing strategies for screening for suspected terrorists during refugee status determination in the U.S. and Sweden,” International Studies Association West, Pasadena, CA, 9/2015.
“NGO Frequent Flyers: Youth Organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Transatlantic Summer Workshop, The Graduate Center, CUNY, and Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, 8/2015.
“Youth Organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Safe Spaces or Covert Agendas?” Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) World Convention, Columbia University, 4/2014.
“Creative Commons: Engaging Youth through Art to Come to Terms with the Past in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Conference on “Historical Justice and Memory: Questions of Rights and Accountability in Contemporary Society” at Columbia University, 11/2013.
“Online Learning, Offline Inequalities: The Obstacles and Lessons of Teach Digital Activism with Migrants in London,” Conference on “Digital Crossroads: Media, Migration and Diaspora in a Transnational Perspective” organized at Utrecht University, 6/2012.
“Celebrating Miss Muslim Pageants and Opposing Immoral Rock Concerts: Contrasting the Religious Authority and Leadership of Two Muslim Women in Kazan,” Conference on “Women, Leadership and Mosques: Changes in Contemporary Islamic Authority” organized at University of Oxford, 10/2009.
- Introduction to Comparative Politics, Instructor (Spring 2017)
- Introduction to American Government, Instructor (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016)
Project on Peacebuilding, Prijedor, Bosnia (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
COURSES PREPARED TO TEACH
- Introduction to International Relations
- Introduction to Comparative Politics
- Introduction to American Government
- Middle East Politics
- United Nations
- International Intervention
- Refugees and Global Politics
- Democracy & Post-Conflict Politics in Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Alumni Committee, 2017-18
- Admissions Committee, 2016, 2017
- Comparative Politics Workshop Organizing Committee, 2014-2017
- Global Society
American Political Science Association, 2016
Academic Council on the United Nations System, 2015
International Studies Association, 2015
Association for the Study of Nationalities, 2014
Phi Beta Kappa, 2008
Sigma Iota Rho, 2008
Phi Beta Delta, 2007