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Faculty and Staff

The Institute for the Study of International Migration is home to a dedicated group of faculty and staff committed to furthering the research and educational aims of the Institute.

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    B. Lindsay Lowell
    Dr. Lowell was previously Director of Research at Congressionally-appointed Commission on Immigration Reform where he was also Assistant Director for the Mexico/US Binational Study on Migration.
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    Elżbieta M. Goździak
    Dr. Goździak has taught at the Howard University's School of Social Work in the Social Work with Displaced Populations Program and managed a program area on admissions and resettlement of refugees in industrialized countries for the Refugee Policy Group. For more on Dr. Goździak's work, visit her blog at
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    Susan Martin (On Sabbatical)
    A long-time expert on immigration and refugee policy, Dr. Martin came to Georgetown after having served as the Executive Director on the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform.
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    Andrew Schoenholtz
    Andrew I. Schoenholtz, before coming to Georgetown served as Deputy Director of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, established by legislation to advise Congress and the President on immigration and refugee policy.
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  • Shirley Easton
    Shirley Easton, ISIM's Business Manager, brings to ISIM a strong background in administrative support and management after more than twenty years experience.
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    Lex Nowak
    Lex Nowak brings to ISIM a broad range of expertise in finance and international affairs.
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  • Sanjula Weerasinghe
    Sanjula Weerasinghe is an Australian attorney. Prior to joining ISIM, she worked as the Director of Casework at the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre.
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    Abbie Taylor
    Prior to joining ISIM, Abbie lived in Syria and Jordan, learning Arabic and working for local NGOs and an international agency in the related fields of displacement monitoring, education and development.
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