Aurelia Streit has worked as researcher at the Knowledge in Transition department at the Georg Eckert Institute since September 2019. She is a project coordinator for the EU-led study on Palestinian Textbooks.
Aurelia Streit undertook her undergraduate studies in European Studies at Maastricht University from 2013 to 2016. She went on to study for a master’s degree in Public Policy and Human Development at the United Nations University - Maastricht School of Governance from 2016 to 2017 and completed a second master’s degree in Development Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. During her studies she specialised in the field of migration, focussing in particular on Syrian refugees in the Levante. She conducted field research for both her master’s degree dissertations, first in Lebanon on the changing gender roles of Syrian refugee women and secondly in Jordan on the integration of Syrian refugees in the Jordanian labour market.
During her studies, Aurelia Streit worked as a volunteer and intern for several organisations. She founded the student initiative ‘Refugee Project Maastricht’ in 2015, which continues to serve as an intercultural platform facilitating communication between refugees and students in the Netherlands. Furthermore, she served an internship as a parliamentary assistant in the UK House of Commons, working for the Shadow Immigration Minister, Afzal Khan and worked as a Carlo-Schmid fellow at the World Bank in Washington, DC.