Elizabeth Tsurkov


Research Areas:

Syria, Iraq, Israel-Palestine, Sectarianism in the Middle East, Civil Wars

Elizabeth Tsurkov is a doctoral student in political science at Princeton University. Her research is based primarily on a large network of contacts she has cultivated across the Middle East and particularly in Syria, as well as fieldwork across the region. She is also a Research Fellow at the Forum for Regional Thinking, a progressive Israeli-Palestinian think-tank based in Jerusalem. Elizabeth has worked as a consultant with the International Crisis Group, the Atlantic Council, and the Europan Institute for Peace, among other places. She has over a decade of experience working with human rights organizations in the Middle East defending the rights of refugees, migrants, laborers, Palestinians, as well as ethnic and religious minorities. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Policy Magazine, the New York Review of Books, Haaretz, War on the Rocks, The New Republic, the New Humanitarian, among other outlets. She is proficient in Hebrew, Russian, several Arabic dialects and Modern Standard Arabic.