I received a master's degree in sociology from the university of Cincinnati/Ohio/USA in 2015. My BA is also in sociology obtained from the university of Salahaddin in 2008. My areas of interest are sociology of education, social inequality, minority groups, peace-building and social integration, violent extremism, and qualitative methods.

Regardless of my academic career, I have worked with international organizations and research centers as consultant, trainer, and researcher. I have also worked for national NGOs, mainly for  Peace and Freedom Organization-PFO as project manager, program manager, executive director, and lately as the chair of the board of directors.