Samia Errazzouki is a freelance writer and graduate student based in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Her academic research is broadly centered around the political economy and social history of the Maghreb, with a focus on gender and the post-independence period. She received her B.A. from George Mason University in Global Affairs with a concentration in the Middle East and North Africa, in addition to a minor in French. She is currently an M.A. candidate at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies.