Reva Dhingra is a PhD candidate in government, where she researches forced migration, public service provision, and the political economy of international aid in the Middle East and developing countries. Her dissertation research examines the effect of humanitarian aid and refugee crises on local service provision and the governance strategies local elected officials utilize in responding to refugee presences in Jordan. She employs mixed methods, including qualitative and semi-ethnographic research, quantitative analysis of observational data, and a planned survey. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked on the Syria response team at the International Rescue Committee from 2015-2017, including regional travel to Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. She was a 2014-2015 Fulbright fellow in Jordan, where she researched the politics of education provision for out-of-school Syrian refugees and Jordanians, and graduated with a BA in Middle East Studies (honors) and International Relations from Brown University. Her policy writings on refugee and migrant rights have appeared in the Washington Post, Lawfare, the Middle East Report, and other outlets.