|Global Health: Critical Perspectives on Health, Care, and Policy
|Intervention: The Ethics and Politics of Humanitarianism
Nadia El-Shaarawi is Assistant Professor of Global Studies at Colby College. At Colby, she teaches courses on refugees and migration, humanitarianism, and global health. She is a cultural and medical anthropologist who specializes in transnational forced migration, humanitarianism, and mental health in the Middle East and North Africa and Europe. She is currently working on two research projects. First, her current book project focuses on how Iraqi refugees in Cairo, Egypt negotiated uncertain conditions of protracted urban exile and how interactions with transnational and local humanitarian institutions and policies, especially refugee resettlement, had implications for mental health and well-being. The second project (in collaboration with Prof. Razsa), Insurgent Mobilities, is an ethnography of the Balkan route that tells the story of the migrants who challenged and circumvented borders in their efforts to reach Europe in a struggle for what they and their activist allies called freedom of movement. Prior to joining Colby, Nadia was the Global Migration Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, where her work included collaborative research on the health and social effects of displacement and resettlement. Nadia received her PhD in Anthropology and her MPH in International Health from Case Western Reserve University.