Mélisande Genat is a doctoral student in the history department. Her current research focus is on the social and economic history of post-revolutionary Iraq (1958-1980).
She has lived and conducted research in northern Iraq from 2010 to 2014. Her research interests include Kurdish studies, development economics, rural sociology, collectivization in Iraq, and rural land reform.
She is currently also a PhD student in political science in France at the EHESS writing a dissertation entitled From Cooperative Development to Forced Displacement: Ambivalent Relations Between the Iraqi Ba’athist Regime and the Kurdish Governorates, 1970-1980