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Anna Jacobs

Anna Jacobs
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Anna Jacobs graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in Government, Foreign Affairs, and French literature. She did research on race and migration in Morocco and Algeria for her undergraduate thesis entitled, “Sub-Saharan Migration in the Maghreb; the reality of race in Morocco and Algeria,” for which she won the Stevenson Award for best honors thesis. After graduating, she lived in Laval, France as an English teaching assistant to improve her language and teaching skills, and then she won a Fulbright Scholarship to study Arabic and to conduct research on migration, civil society development, and human rights in Morocco. She completed her research project, entitled “Sub-Saharan Irregular Migration in Morocco; the politics of civil society and the state in the struggle for migrants’ rights” in August 2012. Since then she has been teaching English in Rabat, helping with a refugee legal aid project, advising undergraduate researchers on migration related issues in Morocco, and contributing to a book on institutional racism in the Mediterranean region, which is due out in March 2014. Her work has been published in the Wilson Journal of International Affairs, the Virginia Policy Review, the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, and Morocco World News. She will be starting a Master of Philosophy program in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford this fall.