BCARS Scholar Advisory Board
A diverse group of academics and Arab Region professionals serve on the BCARS Scholar Advisory Board. The Board regularly contributes their valuable expertise in the fields of migration, human rights, humanitarian studies, and Arab Region geo-politics to BCARS projects.
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Zeynep is a PhD Candidate at the Political Science Department, Northeastern University. She graduated from Bogazici University in 2012 and completed her MA at King's College London. Before coming to Northeastern, she worked for several NGOs in Turkey and assisted projects focused on improving the civil society infrastructure in Turkey. Her research interests include: Middle East, refugee crisis and domestic policy integration for migrants.
Alice is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Northeastern University, where she is researching on Middle East politics and Migration. She previously studied at the University of Bologna - Italy, where she wrote her Master’s thesis on Saudi-Iranian relations before 1979. She worked, volunteered and studied in Egypt, Palestine, and Jordan.
Vicky received her MA in International Affairs in May 2017 from the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. She co-founded the Pardee School Initiative on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking (FMHT) with Profs. Lori and Schilde and served as an inaugural Graduate Chair from 2015-2017. During her MA, Vicky conducted research on refugee policy in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Switzerland. Her research focuses on reassessing international approaches to urban (non-camp) refugees and internally displaced persons, and integrating urban planning theories and practices into humanitarian responses. She currently works in the Philadelphia area managing a research team at a multibillion dollar grantmaking institution.
Emily Cury was a Carnegie visiting scholar and Assistant Director of the Boston Consortium for Arab Regional Studies at Northeastern University. She received her Ph.D. from The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, where she specialized in international relations and comparative politics. Her research interests include narrative and identity in Middle East politics, U.S. policy toward the Middle East, diasporas in international politics, and Muslims in the U.S. and Europe.
Jonathan is currently a PhD student at Northeastern University studying political science. His research interests include political Islam and failed developmentalism. He received his BA in political science from Indiana University and his Masters in Urban Planning from Ball State University. Prior to studying at Northeastern Jonathan interned at Exodus Refugee Resettlement in Indianapolis and worked for the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.