Staff at CIRS


ZahraZahra Babar

Associate Director for Research

Zahra Babar is Associate Director for Research at CIRS at Georgetown University in Qatar. Her current research interests include rural development, migration and labor policies, and citizenship in the Persian Gulf states...

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Misba BhattiMisba Bhatti

Research Analyst

Misba Bhatti is the Research Analyst at CIRS. She received her Master's degree from the London School of Economics. As such, she supports the Director and Associate Director in carrying out research for the Center and identifies critical gaps in the scholarship where...


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SuziSuzi Mirgani

Assistant Director for Publications

Suzi Mirgani is Managing Editor for CIRS Publications. She received a Ph.D. in Communication and Media Studies from Eastern Mediterranean University in 2010 with a dissertation on "Piracy as Translation: The Transformation of Commercial Discourse." Mirgani is author of...

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Elizabeth WanuchaElizabeth Wanucha

Operations Manager

Elizabeth Wanucha is the Operations Manager at the Center for International and Regional Studies. As such coordinates all logistical and financial aspects of the Working Groups, manages the annual CIRS research grant cycle, and oversees the Center’s budget. Previously, she worked as an NGO Advisor...

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MaramMaram Al-Qershi

Administrative Coordinator

Maram Al-Qershi is the Administrative Coordinator at the Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University in Qatar. She received her Master’s degree from University College London and her Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. Her primary responsibilities include ensuring the department....

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