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Jessy Nassar

PhD Student

Research interests

  • Economics
  • Politics

Contact details


Jessy Nassar is a researcher and development ethnographer. She recently completed her PhD in the Department of International Development at King’s College London, and holds an MSc in Middle East politics from SOAS (University of London) and a BA from Sciences Po Paris.

Her PhD thesis examined the political economy of forced labour displacement, in the context of the Bekaa valley in Lebanon. She was previously involved in the Syrian humanitarian response in Lebanon and contributed to academic research, policy work, and writing on the refugee issue.


Thesis title: 'From Seasonal Labour to Forced Migrants: The Case of Syrian Agricultural Workers in Lebanon'

PhD supervision

Principal Supervisor:  Mayssoun Sukarieh