Established in 2012, the New York University Abu Dhabi Journal of Social Sciences (NYUAD JSS), a student-led initiative of the NYUAD Division of Social Sciences, is a platform for novel undergraduate research related to political science, economics, and social research and public policy. We envisioned the journal as a fulcrum for realizing the full potential of social science scholarship within the NYUAD student body. Thus, in the spirit of the university’s dedication to free academic inquiry, the NYUAD JSS publicly circulates student research. We welcome research across a broad range of fields and foci; given the global nature of our student body, we hope to showcase a compendium of student work that reflects our diverse backgrounds and interests.

All announcements regarding submission periods and publication releases will be announced on this website. We encourage all full-time NYU students to submit to the journal when submission periods are open and we guarantee a double-blind review process to all submissions. Please direct all correspondence here.

Meet the Editorial Team


Clara Bicalho | Editor-in-Chief

Editor-in-Chief Clara Bicalho is a Political Science and Arab Crossroads Studies major from Brazil. Her research interests focus on labor migration and development with an emphasis on ethnographic methods.


Megan Eloise | Editor

Megan Eloise is a Social Research and Public Policy major originally from Christchurch, New Zealand. Her research interests include the gender division of labour, migration policy, and sexuality.


Cole Tanigawa-Lau | Editor

Cole Tanigawa-Lau is a Political Science major from Honolulu, Hawaii. His research interests include political economy, development, and analytical international relations.


Tessa Ayson | Editor

Tessa Ayson is an Economics major in the class of 2016, and originally hails from New Zealand. Tessa is interested mostly in how human behaviour contradicts classical economic theory. She is also interested in policy-making and impact analysis of economic policy, especially in an international context.


Aliz Toth | Editor

Aliz Toth is a member of Class of 2016 from Budapest, Hungary. She is majoring in Political Science with a concentration in History. Her research interests include migration, political economy of development, poverty-related policies and randomized controlled trials.