Stories of Affected Students and Scholars

We’ve compiled stories from students, postdoctoral fellows, and scholars at U.S. universities who have been detained, prevented from entering or reentering the U.S., or are otherwise affected by the executive orders. We welcome your contributions (see below).

We encourage you to also check out a related project collecting stories of those affected, Banned Scientists, many of whom are also students.

Nisrin Omer, Ph.D. student, Anthropology, Stanford University. story

Arash Abizadeh, Associate Professor, Political Science, McGill University. story

Ali Kadivar, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sociology, Watson Institute at Brown University. story

Niki Mossafer Rahmati, undergraduate student, MIT. story

Saira Rafiee, Ph.D. student, Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center. story; story

Mostafa Afkhamizadeh, Ph.D. student, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University. story

Ali Abdi, Ph.D. student, Anthropology, Yale University. story

Payam Jafari, graduate student, filmmaking, Academy of Art University in San Francisco. story

Hanan Isweiri, Ph.D. student, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Colorado State University. story; story

Sara Yarjani, undergraduate student, California Institute for Human Science. story


To add a story either about yourself, a colleague of yours, or based on a public news report, fill out this Google Form and we will verify and add it to the list.