Daniel Masterson

Daniel Masterson is a PhD candidate in political science at Yale University, where he specializes in comparative politics, political economy, refugee studies, and the modern Middle East. His research examines how Syrian refugees build institutions, both formal and informal, for self-support and self-governance. In another project, he studies the politics and effectiveness of humanitarian responses to the Syrian refugee crisis. He has conducted research in partnership with the World Bank, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the International Rescue Committee.