Nihal Kayali

Nihal Kayali

Graduate Student


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  • M.A. Sociology, UCLA 2018.
  • B.A. Political Science, Yale University 2013.

Fields of Study

Political Sociology, International Migration, Comparative Ethnicity and Nationalism, Middle East Studies

Awards & Grants

  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad. 2021-2022.
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. 2018-2021.
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship. UCLA. Summer 2018.
  • Graduate Assistance for Areas of National Need (GAANN). UCLA Center for Near East Studies. 2017-2018.


  • Gail Kligman
  • Roger Waldinger
  • Rogers Brubaker
  • Kevan Harris
  • Asli Bali