Shaddin Alamsri


Shaddin Almasri is a PhD candidate in the Department for Migration and Globalisation at the University for Continuing Education under the Smart Migration and Asylum Governance project.

  • Co-coordinator of “Migration Policy and Governance” Research Cluster
  • Global Research Network Associate of ‘War, Conflict and Migration’ Think Tank

About the person

Shaddin Almasri is a Jordanian-American PhD candidate based in Krems, Austria. Her research interests are in aid policy, development, and refugee labour integration with a regional focus on the Middle East. Previously, she held research and advocacy roles at Oxfam in Jordan and at the WANA Institute, a local Jordanian think tank. She holds an MSc Migration, Mobility and Development from SOAS, University of London and a BA Economics from the American University of Sharjah. She is currently a PhD Migration Studies candidate at the University for Continuing Education, where she is researching nationality-based discrimination in refugee aid and inclusion policies across Jordan, Turkey and Ethiopia.

Her specific research interests include:

  • Aid discrimination and minority refugee populations
  • Stratification in labor migration policy and social protection structures
  • Refugee self-reliance mechanisms
  • Climate migration drivers and responses

Projects (Extract Research Database)

Publications (Extract Research Database)

Almasri, S. (2021). The Political Economy of Nationality-Based Labor Inclusion Strategies: A Case Study of the Jordan Compact. Middle East Critique, Volume 30, Issue 2: 185-203

Almasri, S. (2021). Power, Protection and Policy: The Condition of Domestic Workers in the Arab States during COVID-19. In: Diab, J. L.; Dharani, U. B., Female Migrant Labourers and COVID-19 in Asia: 10-12, Global Research Network, Canterbury, UK

Almasri, S. (2021). Book review: "Handbook of Translocal Development and Global Mobilities". MIgration & (Im)mobility Magazine / Routed, 18: n/a, n/a

Lectures (Extract Research Database)

Austerity in the MENA region and post-COVID social protection

MAJALAT EU Southern Neighborhood Policy Seminar: For a Shift of the Post-Covid19 Development Paradigm, 30/11/2021

Female Migrant Labourers and COVID-19 in Asia

Global Research Network War, Conflict and Global Migration Think Tank, 05/11/2021

The European Union’s response to the refugee situation in Afghanistan

What role for the EU Pact on Migration and the UN Global Compact on Refugees?; Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, 17/09/2021

Refugee Inclusion -- for whom? A Case Study of the Influence of Aid Politics on Refugee Inclusion Strategies in the Jordan Compact

IMISCOE Annual Conference on “Crossing borders, connecting cultures”, 08/07/2021

A Critique of Nationality-Based Aid [Protection?] and Inclusion Policy

EuroMedMig "Mediterranean Migration Studies: Theoretical and Empirical Research Agenda", 28/06/2021

Gender, COVID and labour: Politics and policy of domestic work during lockdowns

The COVID-19 impacts on migration and migrants from a gender perspective’ Inception Workshop, International Organization for Migration, 14/06/2021

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