All Students

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Collin T. Berill

Hometown: Meriden, Connecticut

Research Interests: Al-Nahda and late Ottoman Empire, Arab intellectual histories

Collin is a student of history whose research interests lie in the Arabic cultural renaissance of the 19th century and intellectual exchanges between Europe and the Ottoman Empire . . .

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 . . .

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Chirin Dirani

Hometown: Damascus, Syria

Research Interests: Women’s economic survival during and after times of crises

Chirin is a Syrian development practitioner with over fifteen years of field experience. Chirin graduated from Damascus University with a B.A. in Political Economy . . .

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Donald Fantozzi

Hometown: Torrington, CT

Research Interests: Causes of revolutions in the Middle East, technology’s role in revolutionary activity

Donald graduated with honors from the University of Hartford in Hartford, CT in 2014 with a dual B.A. in political science and international relations . . .

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 . . .

Ruba Hafayda

Ruba Hafayda

Hometown: Tulkarm, Palestine

Research Interests: State-building, the impact of political economies on conflict resolution, colonialism and religion’s impact on community and political development in the Arab World

Ruba graduated from An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine with a BA in English Language & Literature . . .

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Shannon Hayes

Hometown: New Boston, New Hampshire

Research Interests: Gender politics in Morocco, especially the role of social media in shaping romantic interactions; sexual education implementation in MENA

Shannon graduated from Davidson College in 2017 with a B.A. in Arab Studies and significant coursework in French . . .