Karina Piser’s research explores measures to promote French secularism in public high schools in immigrant-heavy areas. Beginning in suburbs of Paris, she is currently interviewing students, teachers, administrators, and education-policy practitioners to better understand how the government is targeting schools to improve social cohesion in the aftermath of the 2015 and 2016 terrorist attacks. Prior to receiving the ICWA fellowship, Karina was an editor at World Politics Review, and has previously held positions at the Council on Foreign Relations, the European Council on Foreign Relations, and the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights in Tunis, Tunisia. She holds a master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris, and has written for Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, and World Politics Review, among other publications.
Karina Piser I January 15, 2019A flawed asylum process is depriving young migrants of their rights.Read more
Karina Piser I December 14, 2018A new alignment of interests may be transforming grassroots protest in France.Read more
Karina Piser I December 11, 2018At a trial of migrant-rights activists on the French-Italian border.Read more