Samantha Manausa



WAAS Designation:

Junior Fellow

Primary Position & Institution:

Research Assistant, Levin College of Law, University of Florida, Gainesville

Short Bio:

Samantha “Sami” Manausa is a first-year MTS candidate at Harvard Divinity School concentrating in religion, ethics, and politics. She graduated with her BA in Religion and Political Science (with a minor in Spanish) from the University of Florida in May 2019. She currently serves as a research assistant to WAAS Associate Fellow Peta Milan, focusing on the intersection of migration, climate change, and international human rights law. Her previous experience includes serving as the research assistant to Professor Emeritus Winston P. Nagan; she assisted in the execution of both Professor Nagan’s academic duties and his duties as (former) Chair of the Board of Trustees for WAAS. Her current research interests include migration, nationalism, (trans)national identity, and international relations, as well as religion and conflict broadly.