Kelsey Norman is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on Middle East and North African states as countries of migrant and refugee settlement and her dissertation is titled "Degrees of Ambivalence: Variation in New Host State Migrant Engagement Strategies in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey." Her studies are supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada doctoral fellowship, and also by project grants from the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS), the Kugelman Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CGPACS), and the Center for Research on Immigration, Population & Public Policy. Her publications include: "Migrants, Refugees and the Egyptian Security State," International Journal of Migration and Border Studies 2, 4 (2016): 345-364; “Host State Responsibility and Capacity in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey,” in ‘The Long Term Challenges of Forced Migration,’ LSE Middle East Centre Collected Papers 6 [available on-line]; and with Rawan Arar and Lisel Hintz, "The Real Refugee Crisis is in the Middle East, Not Europe." The Monkey Cage Blog for The Washington Post, May 14, 2016 [available on-line]; "Refugees in Turkey: Implications of Increasing Politicization," Jadaliyya, June 6, 2015 [available on-line]; and "Co-Ethnicity, Security and Host Government Engagement: Egypt as a Non-Traditional Receiver of Migrants and Refugees." Refugee Review 2 (2015): 77-95 [available on-line].
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