Loyola Student Grace Swanson Conducts Research on the Plight of Syrian Refugees

Loyola Student Grace Swanson Conducts Research on the Plight of Syrian Refugees

During her semester abroad in Jordan with SIT, Loyola student Grace Swanson conducted research on the plight of Syrian refugee women. Through the help of her program, she interviewed refugees, representatives from UNHCR and other aid organizations, and was able to visit the densely-populated Zaatari Refugee Camp near the Syrian border. Swanson’s research establishes the challenges women face with regards to safety, finances, and social adjustments, while also examining the effects of patriarchy on women in conflict. Read Grace's project abstract Grace Swanson - Abstract.  and learn more about international research opportunities at LUROP, Loyola Office of International Programs, and SIT programs.