Ph.D. Candidate

Cat is a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science Department at Boston University. Her research interests lie within international relations and human rights, forced migration, gender and security. Her work particularly focuses on understanding the experiences of people facing forced migration and conflict through an intersectional lens of race and gender. She is currently a Sawyer Seminar Graduate Fellow at the Center on Forced Displacement. She is also the Co-Chair of the Forced Migration and Human trafficking Initiative at the Pardee School of Global Studies and the Graduate Coordinator of the Citizenship Hub. She was a research assistant for Brown University’s Costs of War Project in the summer of 2021 and conducted research on the politics of gender and war in Afghanistan.

She joined the program in the fall of 2020 after receiving her B.A. in Political Science International Relations and a double minor in Arabic Studies and Writing from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in the spring of 2020. Between 2018 and 2019 she worked as Volunteer Coordinator and Student Curriculum Supervisor at SayDaNar Community Development Center, a non-profit organization in Lowell, MA that works with refugees from Myanmar. She spent the summer of 2019 volunteering as a teaching assistant at SayDaNar’s citizenship class.

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Curriculum Vitae