Jennifer Flemming

I am a doctoral student at CIE, focusing on education programming in crisis and conflict settings. I am particularly interested in child protection in humanitarian contexts, and how education is integrated into the lives of refugee populations in transitional spaces. My current research focuses on the displacement of Syrian refugees from Turkey to Greece, and the coordination of local and external humanitarian first response efforts.


I have a diverse set of work and life experiences that have lead me to CIE. Most recently, I interned for the U.S. Department of State developing curriculum for the Resilient, Entrepreneurial and Dynamic Youth Initiative. Past work includes case management and social services for resettled Iraqi refugee populations in Denver, Colorado, management of women’s cultural mountain climbing exchanges in Iran and the US, and research and program management in community and public health initiatives in India, Bolivia, and Tajikistan. I have worked as a research consultant on projects for UNICEF and the UNHCR, and currently worked on the USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network as a member of the research support team, housed here at CIE.


I have an M.Ed in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, an M.A. in cultural anthropology from the University of Colorado, and a B.A. in Peace and Justice Studies from Tufts University.


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