© 2019 Kelsey P. Norman

 

KELSEY P. NORMAN

Ph.D. | Houston, TX| kpnorman@gmail.com

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2019-present   Fellow — Women's Rights, Human Rights and Refugees 

                           Center for the Middle East, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy

2018-2019        Postdoctoral Fellow, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

                           Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia

                      

2017-2018        Postdoctoral Fellow, Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy

                           Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

                     

EDUCATION

 

2017   PhD in Political Science

University of California, Irvine

            Dissertation: "Reluctant Reception: Understanding Host State Migration and Refugee Policies in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey"

            Winner of the 2018 Best Dissertation award from the Migration and Citizenship section of the American Political Science Association

Committee Members: Dr. Louis DeSipio (chair), Dr. Sara Wallace Goodman, Dr. Kamal Sadiq

2013   Master of Arts in Political Science (MA)

University of California, Irvine

2010   Master of Public Policy (MPP)

School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto

2003   Bachelor of Arts (BA)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Languages, Sciences and Arts Honors Program

Political Science (major), Global Transformations (minor)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Comparative politics; international relations; migration, citizenship and refugees; authoritarian and semi-authoritarian

governance; qualitative and multi-method research.

TEACHING INTERESTS

Comparative politics; international relations; international institutions; comparative and international political economy;

research methods; global migration & refugees.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Mourad, Lama and Kelsey P. Norman. Forthcoming. “Transforming Refugees into Migrants: Institutional Change and the Politics

of International Protection,” European Journal of International Relations.

Kent, Jonathan, Kelsey P. Norman, and Kate Tennis. Forthcoming. “Changing Capabilities or Motivations?

Migration Deterrence in the Global Context," International Studies Review.

 

Norman, Kelsey P. 2019. "Inclusion, Exclusion or Indifference? Redefining Migrant and Refugee Host State

Engagement Options in Mediterranean ‘Transit’ Countries," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 45(1): 42-60.

 

Norman, Kelsey P. 2018. "Migration and Refugee Policy-Making in Modern Egypt, Morocco and Turkey,"

Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies 5(2).

Daniel Naujoks and Kelsey P. Norman. 2018. "Teaching Migration and Citizenship Studies: A Comparative Analysis

of 100 Interdisciplinary Syllabi," APSA Migration and Citizenship Newsletter Winter 2018 6(1): 66-73 [available on-line].

 

Norman, Kelsey P. 2017. "Ambivalence as Policy: Consequences for Migrants and Refugees in Egypt."

Égypte/Monde arabe 15(3): 27-46.

 

Norman, Kelsey P. 2016. "Between Europe and Africa: Morocco as a Country of Immigration."

Journal of the Middle East and Africa 7(4): 421-439.

Norman, Kelsey P. 2016. "Migrants, Refugees and the Egyptian Security State."

International Journal of Migration and Border Studies 2(4): 345-364.

Norman, Kelsey P. 2016. “Host State Responsibility and Capacity in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey,”

in ‘The Long Term Challenges of Forced Migration’ LSE Middle East Centre Collected Papers 6 [available on-line].

 

Norman, Kelsey P. 2014. "Book Review of Co-Ethnic Strangers: Immigrant Exclusion and Insecurity in Africa."

Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture 5(2-3): 339-341.

 

Norman, Kelsey P. 2013. “EU Territorial Control, Western Immigration Policies, and the Transformation of North Africa.”

The Postcolonialist 1(1) [available on-line].

 

Norman, Kelsey P. 2013. “Book Review of The Scramble for Citizens by David Cook-Martin.”

Cairo Review of Global Affairs Spring 2013 [available on-line].

Norman, Kelsey P. 2009. "Strengthening from Within: An Analysis of the Economic and Social Well-being of

Toronto’s Muslim Community." The Public Policy & Governance Review 1(1): 47-61 [available on-line].

 

GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

 

External Sources

2019    Bridging the Gap International Policy Summer Institute (travel, room and board)

2018    POMEPS Junior Scholars Book Development Workshop at Princeton University (travel costs and honorarium)

             Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, European Commission (€180,000)  [declined]

2017    SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship ($80,000)

             Postdoctoral Fellowship, Sié Chéou-Kang Center/Carnegie Corporation of New York ($50,000) 

             Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSC) Week at the European Academy of Bolzano/Bolzano, Italy (travel & hotel)

             International Studies Association (ISA) Conference Travel Grant ($180)

2016    CLS Alumni Development Grant, US Department of State ($375)

             American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference Travel Grant ($175)

             International Studies Association (ISA) Conference Travel Grant ($300)

2015    CLS Alumni Development Grant, US Department of State ($500)

             Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) Conference Travel Grant ($500)

             Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) Conference and Research Grant ($200)

2014    Project on the Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) Travel/Research Grant ($1,500)

             Institute for Qualitative & Multi-method Research (IQMR) Fellowship (tuition, room and board) 

             CLS Alumni Development Grant, US Department of State ($500)

2013    Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), US Department of State (~$10,000)

             SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship ($40,000)

2007    Presidential Scholarship, American University in Cairo (one year fellowship)

 

University of California, Irvine Sources

2017    Associate Dean's Fellowship, School of Social Sciences ($6,000)

             Kugelman Research Fellowship, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding ($2,500)

2016    Associate Dean's Fellowship, School of Social Sciences ($6,000)

             UCI Department of Political Science, Graduate Research Grant ($1,200)

             Kugelman Research Fellowship, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding ($2,500)

             Center for the Study of Democracy Summer Writing Grant ($1,500)

2015    Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies (CGPACS) Research Grant ($1,000)

             Kugelman Research Fellowship, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding ($2,000)

             UCI Department of Political Science, Graduate Research Grant ($1,200)

2014    Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies (CGPACS) Research Grant ($1,200)

             UCI Department of Political Science, Graduate Research Grant ($1,500)

2013    Kugelman Research Fellowship, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding ($2,500)

             UCI Department of Political Science, Graduate Research Grant ($1,000)

             Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy ($1,000)

             Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies (CGPACS) Research Grant ($750)

2012    Kugelman Research Fellowship, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding ($2,500)

             UCI Department of Political Science, Graduate Research Grant ($1,000)

             UCI Department of Political Science Academic Fellowship ($3,500)

2011    UCI Social Science Teaching Fellowship

 

INVITED TALKS

 

2019   "Inclusion, Exclusion or Indifference? Host State Responses to Migration in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey”

            Seminar presentation at the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo [available on youtube]

2019  "Mediterranean Mobility: State Practice and International Responsibility in a Region of Complex Mixed Migration"

            Seminar presentation at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto

2018   "Refugee Resettlement: Film Screening & Discussion"

            Participation on a panel organized by Amnesty International at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

2018   "Migration Diplomacy in the Mediterranean Region: Before and After the 2015 'Crisis'"

            Seminar presentation at the Institute for European Studies at the University of British Columbia

2017   "Mobilizing Non-Nationals in MENA Host States: A Look at Egypt and Morocco”

            Presentation at the ‘Diasporas and Challenges to Statehood in the Middle East and North Africa’

            workshop at Warwick University in Coventry, UK

2017   "The Domestic Impact of UNHCR and IOM Policies in the Middle East and North Africa"

            Presentation at the 'Managing Migration in World Society' workshop at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada

2016   "Beyond Dichotomous Understandings of Host State Engagement"

            Seminar presentation at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany

2016   "Host State Responsibility and Capacity in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey"

            Presentation at the 'Forced Displacement in the Middle East' workshop at the London School of Economics (LSE)

2016   "The Global Refugee Crisis in Context"

            Educational seminar at the Anaheim Public Library in Orange County, USA

2015   "Comparative Responses to Asylum-Seeking in Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the U.S."

            Presentation at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego

2015   "What you Need to Know about the Syrian Refugee Crisis"

            Participation on a panel at the Pacifica Institute in Irvine, California [available on youtube]

2015   "The Current Refugee Crisis in Context: A Brief History of Global Migration"

            Lecture for undergraduate students at Loyola Marymount University

2014   “When Ambivalence is an Option: Migration Policy in MENA”

Seminar presentation at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo

2014   “The Determinants of Host State Policy Toward Migrants and Refugees”

Seminar presentation at the American University in Cairo

 

PAPERS PRESENTED

“Publicly Condemn, Privately Permit: Institutional Forbearance and De Facto Integration in Middle East and North African Host States”

  • Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington D.C., USA (Aug 28-Sept 1, 2019)

  • Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association in New Orleans, USA (Nov 14-17, 2019)

“International Migration Organizations, State Sovereignty, and Shifting Red Lines”

  • “The International Politics of Middle East Migration—Problems, Policy, Practice” workshop at the University of Birmingham, UK (March 7-8)

  • “Emerging Immigration Scholars Conference” at the University of California Los Angeles, USA (Feb 15-16, 2019)

  • Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Boston, USA (Aug 30-Sept 2, 2018)

 

“Migration Diplomacy in the Mediterranean Region: Before and After the 2015 'Crisis'”

  • Annual Meeting of the European Union Studies Association in Denver, USA (May 9-11, 2019)

  • “Migration and Security: A New Agenda of Research” workshop at the Université Laval, Canada (March 25-26, 2019)

  • Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association in San Antonio, USA (Nov 15-18, 2018)

 

"Inclusion, Exclusion or Indifference? Redefining Migrant and Refugee Host State Engagement Options in Mediterranean ‘Transit’ Countries”

  • Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association in San Francisco, USA (April 4-8, 2018)

  • Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in San Francisco, USA (Aug 31-Sept 3, 2017)

  • “The Stakes of the Middle East and North Africa Migration Studies” workshop at the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at North Carolina State University, USA (April 21-22, 2017)

 

“Borders, Institutions, and Perceptions of Culture: Examining Sub-Saharan Migration to Egypt and Morocco”

  • Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association in San Francisco, USA (April 4-8, 2018)

  •  “The Question of Borders” workshop at the University of Balamand, Lebanon (Nov 23-25, 2017)

  • Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia, USA (Sept 1-4, 2017)

 

“Transforming Refugees into Migrants: Institutional Change and the Politics of International Protection”

  • With Lama Mourad, Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association in Baltimore, USA (Feb 22-26, 2017)

 

“Turkey’s 2013 Migration Policy Reform in the Context of the EU Deal”

  • “The Refugee Crisis in South East Europe” workshop at Aston University, UK (June 21, 2016)

 

“Changing Migrant Deterrence Schemes? A Look at Policy Reform in Morocco and Turkey”

  • “Regional Security Complexes in the European Union and its Neighbourhood: a Critical Reflection” workshop at the University of Dundee, UK (June 12-14, 2016)

  • Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association in Atlanta, USA (March 26-29, 2016)

  • Emerging Scholars Forum at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association West in Pasadena, USA (Sept 25-26, 2016)

 

“Migrants, Refugees and the Egyptian Security State”

  • Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association in New Orleans, USA (Feb 18-21, 2015)

  • World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies in Ankara, Turkey (Sept 18-22, 2014)            

 

“The Domestic Effects of EU Free Migration Policies for MENA States”

  • “Institutions in Context” workshop at the University of Tampere, Finland (June 9-15, 2014)

 

“When Senders Become Receivers: Treatment of Migrants in Morocco and Egypt”

  • Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association in Seattle, USA (April 17-19, 2014)

  • Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association in Toronto, Canada (March 25-29, 2014)

  • Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, USA (April 11-14, 2013)

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

 

2015-2018        NaTakallam Program (on-line)  

                           Weekly skype classes with a Syrian refugee living in Lebanon 

2015                  French Language Department, L’Institut Français de Rabat (Rabat, Morocco)

                           Semester of intermediate-level French language training

2014                  Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (Syracuse, New York)

               Two-week intensive training program in qualitative research techniques

2013                  Arab American Language Institute in Morocco (Meknes, Morocco)

               Summer intensive Arabic program funded by the US Department of State

2012-2013        Department of Modern Arabic, Centre Français de Culture et de Cooperation (Cairo, Egypt)

               Nine-month intensive Arabic program 

2012                  Institute for Minority Rights, European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (Bolzano, Italy)

               Two-week workshop on EU diversity accommodation models and policies

2011-2012        University of California, Irvine (Irvine, California)

                           Nine-month series of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) classes

2007-2008        American University in Cairo (Cairo, Egypt)

                           Year-long Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Egyptian dialect course

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, American University in Cairo

Course instructor        European Border Externalization and the Transformation of Middle East

                                       and North African Host States (short course, Winter 2019)

 

Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

 

Course instructor        Introduction to International Politics (undergraduate, Spring 2019)

                                       Migration, Immigration and Displacement in the Middle East and

                                       North Africa (undergraduate, Spring 2018)   

Guest lecturer              Migration (graduate, Fall 2018)

 

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Loyola Marymount University

 

Guest lecturer              International Relations (undergraduate, Fall 2015)

 

School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine

 

Teaching assistant       Media Writing (undergraduate, Spring 2016 and 2017)       

                                        Mass Media & Politics (undergraduate, Winter 2016)

                                        Race, Ethnicity & Nationalism (undergraduate, Fall 2015)

                                        Social Problems (undergraduate, Spring 2013)

                                        Probability and Statistics II (undergraduate, Winter 2012) 

 

ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS

 

2018-2019        Visiting Scholar - Institute for European Studies

                           Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia

2014-2015        Research Affiliate – Center for Migration Research

   Istanbul Bilgi University

2012-2014        Research Fellow – Center for Migration and Refugee Studies

   American University in Cairo

2012-2016        Research Affiliate – Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies

                           University of California, Irvine

2011-2016        Research Affiliate – Center for the Study of Democracy

   University of California, Irvine

 

LANGUAGES & SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

 

  • Arabic – speak, read and write at an advanced level (specialization in the Egyptian dialect)

  • French – read and speak at an intermediate level

  • Turkish – basic 

  • Data Analysis Programs – STATA, SPSS, and Atlas.ti software

  • Familiarity with Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

 

SERVICE & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

2017-present  Reviewer, American Political Science Review, Journal of Human Rights, Third World Quarterly, Journal of Middle East Migration Studies,

                          Journal of Global Security Studies, Reinvention: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research

2019-2021       Elected Communications Chair of the Ethnicity, Nationalism & Migration Section (ENMISA) of the

                          International Studies Association

2017-2018       Co-organizer of International Studies Association Working Group "Cities and the Contentious Politics of Migration"          

2016-2018       Elected Council Member of the Migration & Citizenship Section of the American Political Science Association

2016-2017       Member of the "Mobility and Politics" transnational research collective 

2015-2016       Co-organizer and facilitator of a School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine reading group: 

                          "Postcolonialism: Africa & the Middle East"                                     

2013-2014       Volunteer with Tawasul, an organization that runs activities for refugee and Egyptian children in Cairo, Egypt

2012-2013       Math teacher at St. Andrews School for Refugees in Cairo, Egypt 

2009-2010       Founder of an annual student conference between the School of Public Policy & Governance at the                                                                                University of Toronto and the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan