Iman Azzi is a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Education, University College London. Her research focuses on education for international mindedness and cosmopolitan citizenship at international schools across the Middle East. She received her BS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, an MA in Gender and Women’s Studies from the American University in Cairo and a second MA in Middle East Studies from the American University of Beirut.

Professionally, Iman has worked across four continents as a journalist, educator, and nonprofit project manager and consultant. Currently, she leads a UCL public engagement project engaging educators on ways to incorporate local perspectives and histories into international curricula. She also volunteers with a London-based journal dedicated to promoting Arabic language fiction in translation.


Cumberland Lodge Scholar, 2016-18