Noosha Uddin

Department of Political Science
UC Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Graduate Student Fellow

Noosha Uddin is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science. Her research interests include labor migration, citizenship, and energy politics in the Persian Gulf, and her dissertation examines the interplay of drivers at the migrant, state, and international levels that lead to substantial reform of the region’s guest worker-sponsorship system (kafala, in Arabic). Noosha also has research experience in energy and environmental security and in political and economic implications to national energy transitions. In addition to her affiliation with the Broom Center, Noosha is a graduate assistant of the Energy Governance and Political Economy (EGAPE) Lab at UCSB as part of the institution’s 2035 Initiative, and a member of the Center for Middle East Studies (CMES).