I am an anthropologist studying forced migration, citizenship, and humanitarianism.

My research focuses on lived experiences of displaced Yezidis (Êzîdî), an ethnoreligious minority in northern Iraq, in the aftermath of collective violence and mass displacement. My dissertation explores the complex interplay between humanitarian intervention, forced displacement, belonging, and politics of recognition among displaced Yezidis.

Email: houman.oliaei@gmail.com