Postdoctoral research fellow for the Policy Research Engagement with the Ministry of Labor of Saudi Arabia
Reem Alsaud was a postdoctoral research fellow for the Policy Research Engagement with the Ministry of Labor of Saudi Arabia project. Reem worked with Professors Asim Khwaja and Rohini Pande on assessing current constraints in the areas of employment and job acquisition in Saudi Arabia and researching potential policy solutions. She obtained her PhD from the University of Oxford where her research examined the religious discourse that influences social, economic, and political change among women in Saudi Arabia. She also completed a Master of Science degree in Evidence-Based Social Intervention, also at Oxford. Reem has work experience in developing and managing a social inclusion project in an orphanage in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She has also worked as a researcher on a women’s leadership project at the UNDP in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and on a famine relief project in Niamey, Niger. Her long-terms goal is to be involved in policy-oriented research that will foster social and economic development among women in Saudi Arabia.