Josiane Matar

College: Worcester

Thesis Title: Governing Displacement in the Absence of the State: Who Fills the Gap? – Reflections from Lebanon

Supervisor: Professor Loren Landau

Josiane is a DPhil candidate in Migration Studies and has been awarded the Rhodes scholarship for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine. Her research intends to move beyond a state-centric view of migration control to highlight the importance of non-state actors in migration management and local-level policymaking.

Josiane holds a master’s degree in International Public Management from the Paris Institute of Political Studies – Sciences Po and a bachelor’s in Political Science and International Affairs from the Lebanese American University. Prior to joining Oxford, Josiane has volunteered and conducted field research in several refugee camps across Lebanon. She has also worked as a consultant for the research division at the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) and as an events and media coordinator at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center.