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Postdoctoral Researcher, International Relations and Comparative Politics, McGill University

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. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto in 2019. Dr. Scott 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.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Researcher, McGill University


  • 2019 
    University of Toronto, Ph.D. Political Science