Zarifa Barkatullah is a master student in International Relations at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Her current academic interest is integration and resettlement. In her thesis, she studies the European Union's role in shaping refugee resettlement policies and programs in Norway, with a particular focus on the Oslo municipality. Her thesis is part of the EUD3 project and her supervisor at ARENA is Dr Asimina Michailidou.
Zarifa Barkatullah holds a bachelors degree in Management from the University of Dallas, Texas. Before joining ARENA, she worked as a strategic planning and development intern at the Norwegian Refugee Council in Oslo.