Dr. Emily Scott is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for International Peace and Security at McGill University. She studies international relations and comparative politics, with a focus on humanitarianism, conflict and security, health, and migration. Her current book project examines why and how international humanitarian actors offered new kinds of aid in response to Syrian refugee displacement into neighbouring states of Lebanon and Jordan. Dr. Scott has regional expertise in the Middle East. Her research has been supported by Fulbright Canada, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, amongst others. Results of her work have been published in both academic and public outlets, including the Comparative Program on Health and Society Working Paper Series, UN Documents, and the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage.
Dr. Scott was Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy and earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto in 2019. She was a Fulbright predoctoral fellow at the Elliot School for International Affairs at George Washington University in 2016-2017. She has worked for organizations such as the Canadian International Development Agency's Afghanistan Task Force, the UNDP in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, the Carter Center in South Sudan, and Doctors Without Borders in Canada.