Alumnae Amnee Elkhalid received her M.S. and B.A. with a minor in management at the University of North Texas where she studied interpersonal, organizational, and health communication. She received Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award during her time at UNT. Most recently, she was awarded a research grant from the Rebecca Verser & Alumni Graduate Student Support fund at the University of Missouri to expand her research of refugee experiences. Elkhalid is planning on visiting Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon next year as part of this research.
Elkhalid is a currently a doctoral student at University of Missouri. She focuses on topics that include intergroup relationships and family dynamics such as interfaith and intercultural romantic relationships, parenting decisions, and children of interfaith, immigrant, and refugee families. Amnee also seeks to understand how culture influences religious decisions, as well as the reciprocal influence between interpersonal relationships and larger social structures (e.g. politics and media). You can visit her profile at University of Missouri here: https://communication.missouri.edu/people/elkhalid