Tamara A. Kool

PhD fellow

Research group(s):
7. Social Protection
6. Migration and Development

Tamara A. Kool is a PhD fellow at Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and UNU-MERIT. She has a particular interest in the impact of conflict on society and the role of social policy and civil society in fragile contexts. Her current work focuses on the inclusion of regional-based refugees in the labour market in the Middle East, particularly in Jordan. Furthermore, she has supported various institutional consultancies in the field of refugees, social policy and humanitarian contexts for UNICEF, IOM and UNU-MERIT; and taught postgraduate courses on social protection and human development.

Prior to joining UNU-MERIT, she worked as a program officer and independent research consultant for various non-governmental organisations and international platforms, where she also contributed to advocacy efforts on gender, peace and security related topics. She obtained her MSc  Public Policy and Human Development from Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT (cum laude) and amongst others, a BA in General, Comparative and Intercultural Literature from Leiden University.