Dr. Nora Jasmin Ragab
6. Migration and Development
Nora Jasmin Ragab is a researcher at the Migration and Development research cluster at Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/UNU-merit. Her main research interest lies in the area of migration and development, with a focus on diaspora mobilisation in conflict settings. The aim of her dissertation is to dissertation is to unpack the diverse processes and mechanisms that shaped the emergence and trajectories of Syrian diaspora mobilisation in Germany over the course of the Syrian conflict. She conducted studies on the Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian and Tunisian diaspora groups in various context such as Germany, Europe and the Middle East, investigating how social and political transformations in the country of origin influenced the process and dynamics of transnational mobilisation of diaspora actors. Nora has demonstrated experience in teaching, and conducting trainings as well as research and evaluations, with qualitative interviewing and coding, designing and implementing surveys as well as qualitative and quantitative data analysis. She finished her Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics and Social Sciences at Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria and did her Master in Public Policy and Human Development with a specialisation in Migration Studies at Maastricht University. Beside this research experience, Nora works as a freelance transcultural consultant, focussing on transcultural sensitization and awareness as well as migrant´s civic and political participation.