Dr. Nora Jasmin Ragab

Researcher

Research group(s):
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.




Selected publications by Nora Jasmin Ragab


Research reports
Diker, Eleni & Nora Jasmin Ragab, 2019, Diaspora Mobilization in Contexts of Political Uncertainties: Exploring the potentials, limits and future roles of the Syrian civil society in the Middle East and Europe, Study commissioned by the Danish Refugee Council’s Civil Society Engagement Unit (CSEU), More information
Diker, Eleni & Nora Jasmin Ragab, 2019, Diaspora Mobilization in Contexts of Political Uncertainties - Exploring the potentials, limits and future roles of the Syrian civil society in the Middle East and Europe, comissioned by Danish Refugee Council’s Civil Society Engagement Unit (CSEU), More information
Mueller, Charlotte, Katharina Koch & Nora Jasmin Ragab, 2018, Mapping the Peruvian diaspora in Germany, Study commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, More information
Mueller, Charlotte, Katharina Koch & Nora Jasmin Ragab, 2018, Mapping the Ecuadorian diaspora in Germany, Study commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, More information
Nimeh, Zina, Katharina Koch & Nora Jasmin Ragab, 2018, Mapping and Study of the Jordanian Diaspora in Germany, commissioned by Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Development Agency) (GiZ), More information
Koch, Katharina & Nora Jasmin Ragab, 2018, Mapping and Study of the Palestinian Diaspora in Germany, commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), More information
Ragab, Nora Jasmin & Amer Katbeh, 2017, Syrian Diaspora Groups in Europe - Mapping their engagement in Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, commissioned by Danish Refugee Council’s (DRC) Diaspora programme as part of a project with the Durable Solutions Platform (DSP) joint initiative of DRC, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). , More information
Ragab, Nora Jasmin, Laura Rahmeier & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Mapping the Syrian diaspora in Germany - Contributions to peace, reconstruction and potentials for collaboration with German Development Cooperation, commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), More information
Lebon-McGregor, Elaine & Nora Jasmin Ragab, 2016, The Role of Culture and the Arts in the Integration of Refugees and Migrants, European Expert Network on Culture and Audiovisual (EENCA), More information
Lebon-McGregor, Elaine & Nora Jasmin Ragab, 2016, The Role of Culture and the Arts in the Integration of Refugees and Migrants: Member State Questionnaires, European Expert Network on Culture and Audiovisual (EENCA), More information
Lebon-McGregor, Elaine, Melissa Siegel, Nora Jasmin Ragab & Teressa Juzwiak, 2014, A New Global Partnership for Development: Factoring in the Contribution of Migration, Migration Research Series No. 50 commissioned by the International Organisation for Migration, Geneva, Switzerland, More information
Ragab, Nora Jasmin, Elaine Lebon-McGregor & Melissa Siegel, 2013, Diaspora Engagement in Development: An Analysis of the Engagement of the Tunisian Diaspora in Germany and the Potentials for Cooperation, This study was commissioned by Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Development Agency) (GiZ), More information


Theses
Ragab, Nora Jasmin, 2020, Diaspora Mobilisation in a Conflict Setting: The Emergence and Trajectories of Syrian Diaspora Mobilisation in Germany, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University


Briefs
Ragab, Nora Jasmin, 2013, The Engagement of the Syrian Diaspora in Germany in Peacebuilding, Migration policy brief No 13, More information


Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Vanore, Michaella, Nora Jasmin Ragab & Melissa Siegel, 2015, Diaspora and peace: What role for development cooperation, Background paper, More information
Kuschminder, Katherine, Georgina Sturge & Nora Jasmin Ragab, 2014, Contributions and barriers to knowledge transfer: The experience of returning experts, CIM Paper Series No. 7, More information


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