masadeh 350x235   Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)
Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)
Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor
Massenbergstraße 9 B
44787 Bochum

Room 4.48
Tel.: +49 (0)234-32 21662
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Forced migration, human trafficking and migrant smuggling, arrival and resilience in post conflict

PhD Dissertation: Coping and Resilience of Female Yazidi Survivors in the Post Conflict of the Islamic State
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ludger Pries

2009 - 2011   

M.A. in International Relations and Comparative Politics. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA; California State University of Chico, CA, U.S.A.

2001 - 2005    B.A. in English, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.
July,   2017   

Research Consultant on child labor in Baghdad, a project funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

2015 - 2016    

Project Manager for Combating Trafficking in Persons, Heartland Alliance International, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

2013 - 2015    

Capacity Building Programme Officer, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Jordan: IOM Republic of Iraq.

2012 - 2013  
Senior Assistant for Combating Human Trafficking, IOM Jordan; IOM Tanzania.

2011 - 2012    

Programme Coordinator, Jordan Institute of Diplomacy, Jordan.

2010 - 2011 Researcher, Research Foundation of California State University, Chico, CA ,U.S.A.
Sep,    2018   

The Right Livelihood Junior Scientist Fellowship at the Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, Right Livelihood College (RLC) at University of Bonn.

June,   2018   

The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School Fellowship, researching on human security and modern day slavery.

2016 - 2019   

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Award for Doctoral Research.

2008 - 2009    Fulbright Award, Wellesley College, U.S.A.
“The Arrival: The Migration of Female Yazidi Survivors of the Islamic State to Germany”, in the conference of “Belongings and Borders – Biographies, Mobilities, and the Politics of Migration”, European Sociology Association (ESA) Conference, January 24-25, 2019. University of Strasbourg, France.

“Coping beyond the Camp(s): Examining the lives of survivors enslaved by the Islamic State”, September 10, 2018. Right Livelihood College – Campus Bonn.

“Documenting the narration of refugees in forced migration contexts”, May 30, 2018. Aarhus University, Denmark.

Arabic (mother tongue); English (fluent); French and German (B1 level).