Marium Abboud Houraney
Class of 2025
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Research Interests: Human Rights, Migration and refugee issues, the Levant, Ethnolinguistic minority studies, education, modern Arabic poetry, cultural arts and fashion, anti-imperialism movements, development and transitional justice.
Marium graduated magna cum laude from Florida Atlantic University’s Wilkes Honors College in 2022 with a bachelors in International Studies, focusing on Middle Eastern studies and law. She wrote her senior thesis on the political and social plights of ethnolinguistic minorities in the Southwest Asia and North Africa, and participated in Model United Nations throughout her undergraduate career. Marium is the daughter of a Syrian immigrant mother and a 3rd generation Syrian and Egyptian-American father. She grew up visiting her mother's family in Syria, where she became passionate about human rights and is now hoping to pursue a J.D. in International and human rights law following her graduate studies. Through her father's side, she became passionate about Arab-American history and its preservation. She hopes to graduate with both her MA and JD and pursue a career contributing to the advancement of human rights, development, and the cultural preservation in the SWANA region.