Class of 2022
Hometown: Wheeling, West Virginia
Research Interest: Legal and human rights issues in contemporary Egypt; democratization and authoritarianism in the MENA region; freedom of expression, censorship, surveillance; and digital media manipulation
Madeleine Hall graduated from West Virginia University in 2017 with a B.A. in History and a minor in Political Science. As an undergraduate, Madeleine studied Arabic through the Critical Language Scholarship program in Ibri, Oman and later spent 18 months in Amman, Jordan, where she continued her language studies through the National Security Education Program Boren Scholarship and worked as the Middle East editor at The Jordan Times. Madeleine also completed the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) fellowship program (2018-2019) at The American University in Cairo. After graduating from the CASA fellowship program, Madeleine worked as an editor at Egypt Independent and in Arabic-English translation at The Cairo Review of Global Affairs and several other publications and organizations.