Dr. Lamis Abdelaaty is an associate professor of political science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University. In her research, she examines how the global community views refugees. Many of her works, focus on refugee policies and rights, individual attitudes towards refugees, and the identification of a global refugee crisis. Discrimination and Delegation: Explaining State Responses to Refugees is a book by the accomplished author Abdelaaty that was published in 2021 by Oxford University Press. Her book was awarded the Best Book Prize from the Migration and Citizenship section of the American Political Science Association, as well as the Distinguished Book Prize from the International Studies Association's section on Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Studies. She also won the Best Dissertation Award for the Migration and Citizenship Section and was recognized as an Emerging Diversity Scholar by the University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity. Abdelaaty has had her research supported by the National Science Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and the Gerda Henkel Foundation. Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and other journals. Abdelaaty has also written for general readers in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage. Her writings have been quoted by renowned media outlets including but not limited to, The New York Times, NPR, and CNN. When not actively writing, Abdelaaty acts as the associate editor at the Journal of Refugee Studies and as the host of the New Books Network political science podcast channel.