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  • Name: Nasir Almasri

    Recipient Year: 2017|2022|2023

    Major: International Relations; Comparative Politics

    Description: Nasir Almasri received his PhD in Political Science from MIT in 2023. His research centers social movements in the US, the Middle East, and elsewhere. He has worked in higher education administration, contributed written editorials, and worked on numerous community-based and international projects in St. Louis, Chicago, Boston, and Vancouver. In pursuing a career as an academic, Nasir hopes to reframe narratives regarding Islam and Muslims in public, academic, and policy discourses and to more broadly advocate for social justice in marginalized communities. Nasir was born and raised in Chicago. He graduated with a B.S. in Political Science  and B.A. in History  from Southern Illinois University, where he also served as the President of the Student Body. He then completed his M.A. in International Relations with Honors at the University of Chicago.

    School Name: MIT

    Sponsor: Makhraj Endowment Fund Scholarship|Alassar Family Scholarship|Afzal Family Foundation

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/almasri/

    Recipient Type: Scholarship Recipient