Mais Masadeh is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) at Ruhr University Bochum. Before joining the IFHV, Mais worked in projects to combat human trafficking and provide protection and assistance to trafficked victims with the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM). Her professional experience includes six years working on this issue in Jordan, Tanzania, Republic of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Mais has received her joint M.A. in International Relations and Comparative Politics from California State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2011. Currently, Mais is working with female Yazidi survivors of the Islamic State who got resettled in Germany to understand how they negotiate their arrival and build resilience in post-conflict settings.