Tamara A. Kool
7. Social Protection
6. Migration and Development
Tamara A. Kool is a Research fellow at Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and UNU-MERIT in the finalising stages of her PhD. Her research interests pertains to the potential of social (protection) policy in fragile contexts, with a focus on marginalised communities. She holds a particular regional interest in the MENA. Next to her doctoral research on the inclusion of regional-based refugees in the Jordanian labour market, she has supported various institutional consultancies in the field of social (protection) policy and humanitarian contexts for UNICEF, IOM, ILO 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.