I have taken several trainings at the SOAS University of London and the University of Glasgow, including research design, research integrity, research ethics, and ethnographic research. These courses have been invaluable in helping me develop and conduct fieldwork for my MA dissertation and Ph.D. project. I last conducted fieldwork between July 2019 and February 2020 as part of my postgraduate research.
My research experience is focused on qualitative research, including conducting interviews, focus group discussions, and participant observation. Moreover, I possess strong analytical, ethics, and research management skills that will help meet the demands of universities and funding organisations. I offer support through problem-solving and rapport-building skills and social capital, which I have gained from working with diverse communities. My ability to speak five languages (Tigrigna, Tigre, Bilen, English, and Arabic) has helped me excel in my work with research participants. I possess strong critical thinking and writing skills, and I bring a unique experience and perspective to migration-related policy development and implementation.
I recently have submitted a final draft of my Ph.D. thesis and it is now with the examiners. My Viva Voce is in August 2021 and I expect to hold a doctorate soon after.