All Students

Photo of Maxwell Scurlock

Maxwell Scurlock

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Research Interests: Non-state actors, international relations, Levantine politics, religious minorities

Maxwell graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University in 2017 with a B.A. in International Studies and minors in History, Middle East Studies, and Arabic.

Photo of Gillian Shaw

Gillian Shaw

Hometown: Clearwater, Florida

Research Interests: U.S. foreign policy concerning the Western Sahara Conflict and other conflicts in the MENA region

Gillian graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.A. in International Studies with a concentration in the Middle East . . .

Photo of Naomi Smith

Naomi Smith

Hometown: North Palm Beach, FL

Research Interests: Relationships between Muslim and Christian communities in the Middle East, Arab-Israeli conflict

Naomi Smith graduated from Emory University in 2015 with a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies and a minor in Arabic . . .

Tajae Turner

Tajae Turner

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Proxy conflict, Israel-Palestine, Levantine politics

Tajae graduated from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana with a BA in Political Science and Peace Studies . . .

Emma Tveit

Emma Tveit

Hometown: Porsgrunn, Norway

Research Interests: Modern security politics of the Arabian Peninsula, the war in Yemen, Jihadi Salafism, international relations of the Middle East

Emma graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2016 with a BA in Arabic and History . . .

Saul Ulloa

Saúl Ulloa

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Research Interests: Refugees, migration, nationalism, state-building, identity formation, queerness

Saúl graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York in 2015 with a BA in International Studies and Arabic Language & Culture . . .

Robert Uniacke

Robert Uniacke

Hometown: Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom

Research Interests: Surveillance and disinformation, technology and diplomacy, British foreign policy in the Gulf

Robert received his BA from Durham University in History and Arabic, graduating with First Class Honors . . .

Jacob Uzman

Jacob Uzman

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Research Interests: Environmental and energy politics in the Middle East, local governance and peacebuilding in Syria, Arab-Kurdish relations

Jacob graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in 2013 with a BA in Philosophy and Political Science . . .

Courtland Vogeding

Courtland Vogeding

Hometown: Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Research Interests: Society and Culture studies

Courtland holds a B.A. in Political Sciences and enjoys researching the political efficacy of non-movements, the intersection of space, identity, and production of nationalist attachments, and the memory and exposure to specific events . . .

Caroline Zullo

Caroline Zullo

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

Research Interests: Refugees and displacement in the Arab world, sustainability and efficacy of humanitarian relief practices

Caroline graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a dual BA in Political Science and Global Studies and a minor in Arabic . . .