Dr Nassim Majidi is a Research Associate at the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and at the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University, USA. Nassim has published widely in academic and policy journals on migration issues, and teaches a graduate course on Refugees & Migration for Sciences Po Lille’s Conflict and Development Programme.
Nassim is the Co-Founder and Director of Samuel Hall, a social enterprise dedicated to research in contexts affected by migration and displacement. Covering three continents (Africa, Asia, Europe) over the past twelve years, her cross-cutting skills have led her to interview refugees, migrants and returnees in border areas, conflict settings, countries of origin, transit and destination. She has developed strategic programming initiatives, policies on migration, and monitoring reviews that have had a lasting impact.
Nassim was nominated in 2015 by the Norwegian Refugee Council for the Nansen Refugee Award in recognition for her sterling work on behalf of Afghanistan’s displaced population. Nassim holds a BA in Government from Cornell University, USA, a Summa Cum Laude Masters in International Affairs and Development Studies and a PhD in International Relations from Sciences Po Paris, France. She resides in Nairobi, Kenya.