Noora Lori is an ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellow and a Research Fellow at the International Security Program at the Belfer Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She is completing her final year as a doctoral candidate in Comparative Politics at the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. Her dissertation,
Unsettling State: Non-citizens, State Power, and Citizenship in the United Arab Emirates
, examines the impact of labor migration on the political development and citizenship practices in the UAE. This research was funde
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ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius Foundation (Hamburg, Germany). She has held positions as an Adjunct Faculty member and Visiting Scholar at the Dubai School of Government (2009-2011), and a Dubai Initiative Fellow at the Belfer Center of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2011-2012). She has teaching experience at Johns Hopkins
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economy of state building, national security and civil society. Her research explores how the immigration and naturalization policies of the GCC states impact their institutional development, regime stability, political opportunity structures, and ultimately, prospects for democratization. Her previous publication addresses how the UAE has politically managed its transient population through the growth of a robust security apparatus and explores the impact of this institutional development on nationals and expatriates alike.
"National Security and the Management of Migrant Labor: A Case Study of the
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Asian and Pacific Migration Journal
Vol. 20, Nos.3-4, 2011.