Human rights researcher and ethnographer
Dragana Kaurin provides ethnographic context for human rights and humanitarian programming. Formerly with UN ONCHA and UNICEF, her work focuses on refugee rights, policy, historical memory and forced displacement. Fluent in Serbo-Croatian, French and Arabic, she founded the Localization Lab in April 2013, a growing community working on localization and adaptation of Internet freedom tools. Prior to joining UNICEF, she worked as a program officer at New America Foundation researching use of circumvention tools globally. She has conducted research in Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria, and received her Master’s degree in Human Rights from Columbia University for her thesis "Babylon in Exile: How the Lack of a Domestic Refugee Policy in Syria and Lebanon Leads to Trafficking, Refoulement, and Abuse of Iraqi Refugees"