Class of 2020

Tariq Adely

Tariq Adely

Hometown: Yonkers, New York

Research Interests: Cultural Production, Cities and Space, Prison Literature

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: Development, displacement, anthropology of the Arab world, and local governance

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, Oregon

Research Interests: Agrarian political economy, rural development, land tenure, Maghrib studies, customary resource management, political ecology

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, diplomacy in the Middle East, international relations, human trafficking, and war ethics

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 . . .

Randall Cedillos

Randall Cedillos

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Research Interests: Diplomacy, politics, civil-military relations and security cooperation in the Arab World

Randy graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies with pre-med emphasis . . .

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 . . .