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Arar, Rawan

Graduate Student
University of California, San Diego


Rawan Arar is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of California, San Diego and a researcher at the Center for Comparative and Immigration Studies. She graduated with a BA in sociology from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2008 and an MA in Women's and Gender Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010. Rawan is a political sociologist whose research interests include international immigration, race and ethnicity, refugee studies, human rights, gender, law, and conflict and post-conflict societies. She is particularly interested in understanding the international refugee regime, burden sharing between states, state sovereignty, and the role of international institutions. These theoretical interests have led Arar to consider refugee hosting in the Middle East in relation to refugee and asylum issues in the United States, Australia, and Europe. Arar’s dissertation investigates the role of Jordan in the unfolding Syrian refugee crisis. Through in-depth interviews and ethnographic observations, Arar explores the relationship between hosting large numbers of refugees and state sovereignty.

DISCIPLINE
Sociology
SUB AREAS
Ethnography   
Arab Studies   
Conflict Resolution   
Gender/Women's Studies   
Human Rights   
Diaspora/Refugee Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Iraq   
Turkey   
Lebanon   
Jordan   
Syria   
All Middle East   
SPECIALTIES
International immigration, political sociology, so   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Fluent)   
Spanish (Elementary)   
English (Native)   
EDUCATION
MA (Dubl.)2010Women's and Gender StudiesUniversity of Texas, Austin
BA2008SociologyUniversity of Texas, San Antonio
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Rawan Arar