Abroad: Santiago, Chile/Amman, Jordan – Academic Year 2019-20

Patrick McCabe is a research assistant for Professor Jaimie Bleck focusing on education in Kenya and studying the impact of attending new national schools on the creation of greater Kenyan identity, trust of other citizens and engagement with government.

In 2019, McCabe conducted a two-week research project funded by the Kellogg International Scholars Program studying the effects of Moroccan migration policy on Sub-Saharan migration to Europe. Meeting with government officials, young people migrating from Sub-Saharan Africa, civil society leaders and members of Moroccan academia and media, McCabe collected perspectives from across Morocco that he presented at the Notre Dame Student Peace Conference. McCabe spent the summer of 2018 serving in the Aida Refugee Camp of Beit Jala, Palestine through Notre Dame’s International Summer Service Learning Program. In 2020, he will continue studying Arabic in Amman, Jordan through the Boren Scholarship.

Arabic Studies
Political Science
Peace Studies
Current Research

Research Interests
My research interests are primarily centered around the Middle East and Africa. The research that I have assisted in focuses on youth involvement in democracy and governance in West Africa. I have also assisted with and conducted independent research on migration from sub-Saharan Africa to Europe with an emphasis on migration policy in North Africa.

Current Research
I am currently assisting with research on sub-Saharan migration to Europe. The emphasis of this research is on information flows between people who migrate and those back home in their countries of origin. My own research also considers the impact of regularization processes in Morocco on the conditions that migrants face and their decisions to remain in Morocco.


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