Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science


MA Graduate Spotlight

As an MA student at Loyola University Chicago, Nahrain S. Rasho became excited about political science research and motivated to pursue a Ph.D. in political science. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the department of political science at the University of California, Davis, and a 2020-2021 Peace Scholar Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).  She studies nationalism, ethnic conflict, and state-building strategies in post-conflict settings. Her research explores how policy solutions to ethnic conflict increase conflict between ethnic groups in local societies.