Dr. Tamara A. Kool


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

Tamara A. Kool is a Research fellow at Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT. Her research interests pertain to the impact of conflict on society and the potential of social (protection) policy for marginalised communities, with a focus on the Middle East. She recently obtained her PhD on the role of refugee-related policies in shaping inclusion of regional-based refugees in the Jordanian labour market. In addition, she has supported various institutional consultancies in the field of social (protection) policy and humanitarian contexts for WFP, ERF, 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 contributed to advocacy efforts on gender, peace and security. She obtained her MSc Public Policy and Human Development from Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT (cum laude) where she specialised in social protection and, amongst others a BA in General, Comparative and Intercultural Literature from Leiden University.

Selected publications by Tamara A. Kool

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Kool, Tamara A. , 2022, Promotiebespreking: Tamara A. Kool, ESB, 107(4809): 195-195
Ammann, Theresa A. & Tamara A. Kool, 2021, A Systematic Literature Review of Gendered Human Security Approaches, Journal of Human Security, 17(1): 91-105, DOI: 10.12924/johs2021.17010091, More information
Gasper, D., R. Jolly, G. Koehler, Tamara A. Kool & M. Simane, 2020, Shake and stir: Adding human security and human resilience to help advance the SDGs agenda, Journal of Human Security Studies, 9(3): 45-74, More information

Book chapters
Kool, Tamara A. & Zina Nimeh, 2021, Refugees and Social Protection, in: E. Schüring and M. Loewe (eds), Handbook of Social Protection Systems, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781839109119

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Kool, Tamara A. , Giulio Bordon & Franziska Gassmann, 2021, Access to social protection for platform and other non-standard workers: A literature review, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-002
Nimeh, Zina, Tamara A. Kool, Francesco Iacoella & Alex Hunns, 2020, Rethinking humanitarian aid & making the case for humanitarian social protection: A response to the 2019 Global Refugee Forum, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-053
Chongcharoentanawat, Patima, Kaleab Haile, Bart Kleine Deters, Tamara A. Kool & Victor Osei Kwadwo, 2016, The affordability of the Sustainable Development Goals: A myth or reality?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-027
Kool, Tamara A. , 2015, Moving beyond the UNSCR 1325 framework: Women as economic participants during and after conflict, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-034
Freeman, Ian, Charles Low, Sam Salsal, Emilia Toczydlowska & Tamara A. Kool (eds.), 2015, Inside the Black Box: Contributions to the discussion on official development assistance, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-014

External working papers
Gasper, D.R., R. Jolly, G. Koehler, Tamara A. Kool & M. Simane, 2020, Adding human security and human resilience to help advance the SDGs agenda, ISS Working Paper Series / General Series No. 665, More information

Kool, Tamara A. , 2022, Beyond the Right to Work: Labour Market Engagement of Protracted Refugees through a Social Exclusion Lens, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University. DOI: https://doi.org/10.26481/dis.20220519tk, More information

Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Merkle, Ortrun & Tamara A. Kool, 2015, Women, Peace & Security: 15 Years since UNSCR 1325, More information