Middle East Studies

Isabel Cox

MES Class of 2023

Isabel (Izzy) Cox is a double concentrator in Middle East Studies and Human Rights & the Refugee Experience (an independent concentration) from the Chicago area. This semester, she is studying Arabic literature as a culmination of her eight semesters of Arabic learning at Brown. She is an active member of the coed varsity sailing team. Izzy's capstone discusses the factors that contributed to Syrian displaced peoples’ ability or inability to exercise agency in their flight from violence. After graduation, she hopes to remain in the Rhode Island area and pursue nonprofit work.

Capstone project: “Exploring the Role of Agency in the Movement of Displaced Syrians During the Syrian Civil War”