Middle East Studies
Mathilde Barland Class of 2021

Student Spotlight: Mathilde Barland ’21

Mathilde Barland ’21 is a double concentrator in Middle East Studies and International Relations from France. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she has had various on-campus jobs, an international internship in Colombia, and recently a research internship with CAIR-Chicago. This semester, she worked as the international students program intern, participated in Professor Patsy Lewis’s project “Addressing Systemic Racism” as a research assistant and volunteered as an ESL tutor and Spanish interpreter with Inspiring Minds. For her capstone, she researched how the ways in which the harkis transmitted their story affected their children in understanding their Franco-Algerian identity in French society. In the future, Mathilde hopes to enter law school and specialize in immigration law after gaining professional experience, while also pursuing her learning of Arabic. Mathilde was awarded the Davis UWC Scholarship during her four years at Brown.