PhD Student Profiles
Carla's current research focus is Arab diaspora communities in Sydney, the 'Arab Spring' and political participation. Prior to studying at Macquarie Carla was based in the Middle East, firstly in Qatar where she worked on food security policy and education and arts development programs for the Qatari government, most recently she worked in Dubai as a Research Analyst for Emirates Airline. Carla has travelled the Middle East extensively and is interested in political and social issues pertinent to the region. During her time abroad she was a guest contributor on Middle East issues for the Lowy Institute's blog, The Interpreter.
Carla has a Masters of Arts in International Relations and World Order from the University of Leicester and a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney. She is also a graduate of the Australian National Internships Program at ANU in Canberra.