PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine
Kelsey Norman is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. She specializes in Comparative Politics and International Relations and her research focuses on Middle East and North African states as countries of migrant and refugee settlement. Between 2012 and 2015 she conducted research in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey and has been affiliated with the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo, the Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco, and the Center for Migration Research at Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey. Her studies are supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada doctoral fellowship, and she has current and forthcoming publications in the International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture, Égypte/Monde arabe, Refugee Review, The Postcolonialist, The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Jadaliyya, Muftah, and The Monkey Cage Blog.