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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies
Senior Research Associate
Principal Investigator in the Horizon 2020 project 'RESPOND: Multilevel Governance of Migration in Europe and Beyond'
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Dr Naures Atto has a background in social anthropology and has conducted extensive research on reasons for emigration from the Middle East, settlement in Western Europe and integration processes. Currently, she is the PI of Horizon 2020 RESPOND project. She conducts research on migration, governance of migration and settlement, with a specific focus on the relationship between Assyrian and Yazidi immigrants in the West and those remaining in the Middle East in relation to future perspectives and their survival.

She is also a Research Fellow in the Erasmus+ Surayt-Aramaic Online Project (2017-2020) at Stockholm University.

Furthermore, Dr Atto is involved in the project “Gilgamesh: Untold experiences of vulnerable refugee groups”, hosted by the Museum of World Cultures in Gothenburg, Sweden. Within this project, she coordinates a documentary and an art exhibition.

Previously, Dr Atto was the PI of the Erasmus+ Aramaic Online project (2014-2017) at the University of Cambridge, which is an effort to revitalize an endangered language in the Middle East.

Past Projects