Nadia Almasalkhi

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Nadia Almasalkhi

SSB 374
Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests
political transnationalism, the Levant, immigration, political socialization, social movements

Nadia Almasalkhi joined the department in 2018 after graduating from the University of Kentucky with degrees in International Studies, Arabic & Islamic Studies, and French. She is a NSF Graduate Research Fellow (2020-25), a Magistretti Fellow (2018-19), a Policy & Communications Fellow at the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (2018-21), and a Hildebrand Graduate Research Fellow in Canadian Studies (2024).

Her MA project investigated the political socialization processes experienced by Syrians and the current political outlook and behavior of Syrians in U.S., seeking to answer the question, "Why do many U.S.-based Syrians not participate in transnational activism?" The first article from that project has been published in Sociological Forum, and is available open access here.

Her dissertation research studies the Lebanese diaspora's participation in Lebanon's parliamentary elections of 2018 and 2022. She is currently recruiting participants living in Ontario, Quebec, Michigan, California, and the United Arab Emirates. Interested participants can learn more about the project on the project website.