Class of 2020

Tariq Adely

Tariq Adely

Hometown: Yonkers, New York

Research Interests: Contemporary literature of the Arab World, cultural institutions and the state, canonicity

Tariq graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 2014 with a BA in Comparative Literature and a focus on literary translation from Spanish to English . . .

Sima Aldardari

Sima Aldardari

Hometown: Damascus, Syria

Research Interests: Immigration, displacement, and politics

Sima holds a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from the American University of Beirut and an MA in Conflict, Governance, and International Development from the University of East Anglia . . .

Mohammed Alhammami

Mohammed Alhammami

Hometown: Gaza, Palestine

Research Interests: Nationalism, political identity, conflict resolution, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, development, gender

Mohammed graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with a joint major in Public Policy and Government . . .

David Balgley

David Balgley

Hometown: Portland, OR

Research Interests: Agrarian political economy, rural development, land tenure, Maghrib studies

David graduated with honors from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington in 2016 with a BA in International Political Economy . . .

Diego Bercito

Diogo Bercito

Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil

Research Interests: Literature, migration

Diogo is a Brazilian journalist specializing in the Middle East. He has lived in Rabat, Jerusalem, Beirut, and Cairo. Diogo covered the 2013 Egyptian coup, the 2014 Gaza war, and the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen . . .

Caris Boegl

Caris Boegl

Hometown: Show Low, Arizona

Research Interests: Refugees and displacement, education in the Arab world, war ethics, peace building

Caris graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri in 2018 with a BA in International Relations and Institutions and Policy . . .

Eliza Campbell

Eliza Emily Campbell

Hometown: Provo, Utah and Seattle, Washington

Research Interests: Migration, international law, human security, religion and gender

Eliza graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 2015 after completing a thesis on internal displacement and post-conflict development in Iraq . . .

Marcus Chenevix-Trench

Marcus Chenevix-Trench

Hometown: Ipswich, United Kingdom

Research Interests: Role of the military in Arab economies, labor market dysfunction in the Arab world

Marcus graduated from Cambridge University in 2016 with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies. He then worked as an analyst for TS Lombard, an investment research firm based in London . . .

Aviselle Diaz

Aviselle Diaz

Hometown: Miami, Florida

Research Interests: Arab exile communities within the Middle East and Latin America

Aviselle is an Accelerated Masters in Arab Studies student with a concentration in Development in the Arab World. In 2015, she graduated from King’s Academy . . .

Stuart Foster

Stuart Foster

Hometown: Boxford, Massachusetts

Research Interests: Media and journalism in the Arab World, national identity, international relations, international and civil conflict

Stuart graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2018 with a BA in Journalism and a minor in Arabic . . .