Nassim Majidi

Dr Nassim Majidi is an Affiliate Researcher at Sciences Po’s CERI (Centre for International Studies) and Research Associate at the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, specialising in return migration. She has published more than twenty academic and policy articles on migration issues, and she teaches a graduate course on Refugees & Migration as part of Sciences Po Lille’s Conflict and Development Programme. Nassim is the Co-Founder of Samuel Hall and the Migration Pillar Lead where she leads evidence-based research and policy development on migration and displacement. Covering three continents (Africa, Asia, Europe) over the past ten years, her crosscutting skills have led her to interview refugees, migrants and returnees in the world’s border areas, conflict settings and countries of origin. Based on her knowledge of migration actors, she has developed strategic programming initiatives, national policies on migration, and monitoring reviews that have had a lasting impact. Nassim was nominated in 2015 by the Norwegian Refugee Council for the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award in recognition for her sterling work on behalf of Afghanistan’s displaced population. She is an Advisory Council Member for Refugees Deeply. Nassim holds a BA in Government from Cornell University, a Summa Cum Laude Masters in International Affairs and Development Studies and a Ph.D. in International Relations from Sciences Po Paris.