Dr. Maissaa Almustafa holds a Ph.D. in Global Governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University for which she was recognized with an award for Outstanding Graduate Work. Her publications and research focus on statelessness, refugee protection, refugees’ lived experiences, and the impact of refugees’ journeys on their lives and wellness.
She is a Research Associate on the Socio-Cultural Mapping of the Canadian Arab Community (PI, Dr. Jasmin Habib) in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and a Research Fellow, working with Dr. James Orbinski, on the Global Health and Wellness of Refugees and Migrants, at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research at York University.
Dr. Almustafa teaches courses in Global Governance and Middle East Politics in the departments of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. She is also very actively involved in refugees’ resettlement in the Waterloo region. She is a member of the board of directors of Reception House of Waterloo Region where she heads the policy and advocacy committee.