Nassim Majidi

Nassim MajidiVisiting Fellow

Nassim Majidi is the co-founder and director of Samuel Hall, a social enterprise that conducts research in countries affected by issues of migration and displacement. It has offices in Kabul, Nairobi, and Berlin. She leads empirical research, evidence-based programming, and policy development. Covering three continents (Africa, Asia, and Europe) over the past twelve years, her cross-cutting skills have led her to interview migrants in border areas, conflict settings, countries of origin, transit, and destination. She specializes in return and (re-)integration.

Nassim was nominated in 2015 by the NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council) for the Nansen Refugee Award for her work on behalf of Afghanistan’s displaced population. She has published more than twenty academic and policy articles and teaches a graduate course at Sciences Po Lille’s Conflict and Development Program. She is a research associate at the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) at Wits University, South Africa.

Nassim leads the Children work package of the GCRF (Global Challenges Research Fund) South-South Migration, Inequality, and Development Hub. She is an advisory board member for Refugees Deeply, JRS (Jesuit Refugee Service) and ODI’s (Overseas Development Institute) Human Mobility Initiative. She holds a B.A. in Government from Cornell University, a Masters in Development Studies, and a Ph.D. in International Relations, with distinction, from Sciences Po Paris.