Mac Skelton


J. Mac Skelton is Executive Director of the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) and a Research Fellow at King's College London. Trained as an anthropologist, he has conducted fieldwork and led research teams in Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. His recent academic work has explored the long-term impacts of conflict on health and healthcare infrastructure in Iraq and the broader contemporary Middle East. He has also directed donor-funded studies on conflict systems, humanitarian policy, and displacement. Skelton is a contributor to the Brown University Costs of War Project, and he recently held a visiting fellowship at the London School of Economics Middle East Centre. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from Johns Hopkins University.

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