Catherine Tyson

Editor Rights in Exile Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, 2015–Present

Catherine holds a BA, Magna cum Laude, in Anthropology and International Studies from Northwestern University. She has worked at the Center for Forced Migration Studies and Heartland Alliance and volunteered at mutual aid associations. She conducted ethnographic analysis of two refugee communities, Iraqi and Bhutanese-Nepali, in Chicago, IL and analyzed U.S. resettlement policy to propose a new framework for U.S. resettlement policy by which to improve integration outcomes. While living and studying in Egypt in 2012, she studied the dynamics of Syrian forced migration and analyzed the prospective effects of durable solutions on the crisis. Parts of her research were published in the Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (OxMo), 2014.