Nora Jasmin Ragab is a PhD Fellow and researcher at the Migration and Development research cluster at Maastricht University, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/UNU-merit. Her main research interest lies in the area of migration and development, with a focus on diaspora mobilisation in conflict settings. The aim of her PhD project is to provide a broader understanding of the emergence, trajectories and mechanisms of diaspora mobilisation in conflicts by using the Syrian diaspora as a case. She conducted studies on the Palestinian, Jordanian and Tunisian diasporas in Germany, as well as on Syrian diaspora groups in Germany, Europe, Lebanon and Turkey, looking among other things on how social and political transformations, as well as other contextual factors in the host and origin country, influence the process of diaspora mobilisation. Moreover, she has been involved in a number of migration-related research projects, teaching and training. Nora finished her Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics and Social Sciences at Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria and did her Master in Public Policy and Human Development with a specialisation in Migration Studies at Maastricht University. Besides this research experience, she works as a freelance transcultural consultant, focussing on transcultural sensitization and the promotion of migrant´s civic and political participation, voluntary work as well as cultural and political education.