Jihad (Rosty) Othman graduated from the Salahaddin University, College of Arts, Sociology Department in 2011. He holds a master’s degree from University of Cincinnati, College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology Department in 2015. He taught various undergraduate courses from 2015 to 2019 in the Salahaddin University, Social Work Department. He also worked on various Human Rights Protection Programs with refugees, IDPs, Syrian refugee children, and asylum seekers in the KRG with UNHCR funded NGOs in Iraq, including TDH-Italy, USAID, PFO. His specialities are migration and refugee studies, sociology of health, research methods. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Manitoba, College of Arts, Winnipeg, Canada. Lastly, he works with Main Street Project (part-time) with people who are experiencing homelessness, substance abuse and mental health challenges.