I am a sociologist working in the fields of migration, education, language, and social and gender inequalities. I am currently involved in a project called Memovives, which seeks to examine the way in which intellectual production is transformed by exile. This project is carried out as part of the Labex les passés dans le futur, at Paris Nanterre University. I have carried out work at Koç University, Istanbul, dealing with the experiences of Syrian refugee youth in Turkey. As a Mercator IPC fellow at Sabanci University and recipient of a one-year Koç University Seed Grant, I further explored language learning among Syrian refugees in Turkey.
My doctoral dissertation at Paris Saclay University (PhD obtained in July 2016) looked at inequalities of access to higher education and mechanisms of action of an internationally funded development program in Lebanon. My work has been published in international and regional academic journals including Gender and Education, Critical Sociology, Migration Studies, Third World Quarterly, Sociological Research Online, International Studies in Sociology of Education, Multilingua. Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication as well as New Perspectives on Turkey, Idafat, Civil Society Review and New Middle East Studies Journal.
I obtained my MSc from the London School of Economics and BS from the American University of Beirut.