Criminology and Justice Policy, JD/PhD
Shahinaz Geneid is a JD student at Northeastern University School of Law and PhD student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. She holds a B.A. in Social Research and Public Policy from New York University Abu Dhabi, where she completed her undergraduate thesis on the legal and policy aspects hindering integration for second-generation Syrian migrants in the United Arab Emirates, primarily focusing on the effects of the UAE’s immigration policy on the first and second generations of the Syrian diaspora. She is broadly interested in human rights and social justice, and her work primarily focuses on the effects of law and policy decisions on historically marginalized individuals and communities, particularly immigrants and racial/ethnic minorities from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. She has recently worked as an external research consultant for NYU Abu Dhabi’s Social Research & Public Policy department on an ethnographic project on the power dynamics between Western expats and domestic workers in the UAE and with Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, maintaining an online database of research on violent extremism in the MENASA region and abroad. Within the JD program, she has also been actively involved in further social justice work – filing US citizenship paperwork for low-income immigrants with Project Citizenship, supporting protesters as a Legal Observer for the National Lawyers Guild, working with survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse with the 1L Legal Assistance to Victims program under the Domestic Violence Institute at Northeastern, and recently interning with the ACLU.
Related Schools & Departments
New York University Abu Dhabi Law Society Panel Event, 2021, Graduate Educational Paths into Public Service Law, Presented at NYU Abu Dhabi Career Development Center, University Event
New York University Abu Dhabi Law Society Panel Event, 2020, Applying for Legal Internships, Paralegal Jobs, & Law School as an Undergraduate, Presented at NYU Abu Dhabi Career Development Center, University Event
Massachusetts Bar Foundation Legal Intern Fellowship, April 2021, Public Interest Law Fellowship
Northeastern University School of Law Merit Scholarship, 2020, University Award
More Student Paths
Charles T. Wallace-Thomas IV
- Charles took "Sustainable Renewable Energy Development in the Global South" with Professor Shalanda Baker, which pushed him to further question systems as they exist, no matter their entrenched in society.
- He did community service as part of the Ujima Global Leaders Program through the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute. He worked on the Timebank team, helping give back to local communities.
- Charles split his time for his first co-op between the Center for Economic Democracy and the Boston Ujima Project, where he analyzed studies on community needs, including infrastructure and childcare.
- He was one of the co-creators of the #BlackAtNU campaign and advocated for racial literacy courses and a restorative and transformative justice center on campus.
- Charles made his own research project- a macroeconomic index to measure democratic participation in municipal economies, partnering with NU, the Columbus Foundation and the Center for Economic Democracy.
- He worked at the Participatory Budgeting Project as a Program Associate, helping city systems and other organizations actively decide how to invest money across different spaces.
- Charles graduated in 2022. ..
- Casey took Global Markets and Local Cultures. After traveling, she better saw how the coursework mirrored real life, and knew her education was preparing her for the world.
- She went on a DOC to Argentina and Uruguay, and become highly proficient while living in Buenos Aires and visiting the glaciers of the Patagonia region.
- Casey completed her first co-op at the Museum of Fine Arts as a community arts program assistant. She gained valuable hands-on experience assisting in arts classes for local communities.
- She joined the Sociology & Anthropology Student Association during her third year. It allowed her to get to know her fellow students and mirrored the small school experience she loved.
- Casey studied abroad in Nepal for her capstone thesis. She lived alone for a month while she researched and wrote about the lived experience of climate change in the lower Himalayas.
- She worked for the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative, founded by Professor Sarah Wylie. She produced promotional videos, developed a virtual research event, wrote event programming, and more.
- Casey graduated in 2020. ..
- Sunita took Revolution, Civil War, and Insurrection, taught by Professor Risa Kitagawa. The course invited students to question the motives behind acts of violence against governments.
- She traveled on a Dialogue of Civilizations to Jordan and Egypt; while there she grew interested in Middle East politics and the Arabic language.
- Sunita worked at the Institute for Economics and Peace in Sydney, Australia, where she analyzed data on the corruption of police forces in Mexico.
- Sunita was a member of the International Relations Council and traveled abroad with the club to compete in Model Arab League, Model NATO, and Model UN conferences.
- Sunita conducted research with Berna Turam, developing a greater understanding of the Mediterranean migrant crisis. She also researched the feminist response to Covid-19 with Val Moghadam.
- She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2022.
- Yasser was in the Foundation Year program at Northeastern. The program was a rigorous deep dive into core subject classes that helped Yasser bridge the gap between his high school and college experiences.
- He took Issues in Cities and Suburbs with Professor Erin Graves in Fall 2018. As someone deeply invested in urban life, he found the course was an enlightened look at the problems endemic to cities.
- Yasser joined the Boston Beer Company as a Program Operations and Event Assistant for his first co-op. He worked on inventory, public relations, brewery events, and workspace organization.
- He implemented community gardens all over Boston on deserted plots of land during his time as the Northeastern Campus Director for the campus’ United Nations Millennium Fellowship.
- Yasser maintained a farm in Dorchester for The Food Project. He harvested crops, distributed produce through donations and food markets, and worked on overall logistics.
- In 2020, Yasser won the Community Service Leadership award, given to students who show exemplary community engagement. He was recognized for his work at The Food Project, Northeastern Crossing, and more.
- He graduated 2022 with his Bachelor’s in International Affairs and Religious Studies and his Master’s in Security and Resilience Studies, through Northeastern’s PlusOne program...