Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Cluster Past in the present
Takes part in the project: Mémoires vives et vivantes des scientifiques et des artistes en exil
Maissam Nimer is a postdoctoral researcher involved in a project called Memovives, which seeks to examine the way in which intellectual production is transformed by exile. This project is carried out as part of the Labex les passés dans le futur, at Paris Nanterre University. She has carried out work at Koç University, Istanbul, dealing with the integration of Syrian refugee youth in Turkey. As a Mercator IPC fellow at Sabanci University and recipient of a one-year Koç University Seed Grant, she further explored the role of language instruction in integration of Syrian refugees in Turkey. Her work is namely in the fields of migration, education, language, and social and gender inequalities.