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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Marissa Quie is a Fellow at Lucy Cavendish, College Lecturer in Politics at Magdalene College and an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Sociology. She is Convenor of the Afghanistan Desk at the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement where she leads projects on education and women’s empowerment, conflict resolution and inclusive governance and rethinking approaches to migration. Marissa has worked as a consultant to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and as an advisor to the Government of Afghanistan. Her current research engages with critical security studies and the motifs of participation and protection that characterize debates about women, youth and marginalized groups in Afghanistan and in the migration pathway. The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan has had especially severe consequences for human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of a grave humanitarian crisis. Marissa’s work underlines the importance of gender equity and inclusion and motivates her to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals through participation in Cambridge Global Challenges. 

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Cambridge Global Challenges is the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


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