Jessy Abouarab, Ph.D.

Jessy Abouarab, Ph.D.

Jessy Abouarab holds a Ph.D. in International Relations, majoring in foreign policy and security studies in the Middle East, specializing in women’s and gender studies. Her interdisciplinary academic approach is legal-normative, fostering critical thinking about security studies, refugee governance, and norm translation through participatory learning methods when probing the nature of questions, issues, materials, and problems under study. In addition, as a feminist Middle Eastern scholar and an enthusiastic activist, Dr. Abouarab’s non-academic work includes grassroots advocacy and community organizing to increase the power, voice, and leadership of marginalized communities in advancing global justice.