Thomas McGee is a PhD researcher in the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at Melbourne Law School. His research project focuses on Syria’s changing statelessness landscape. Speaking Arabic and Kurdish, Thomas has worked for a decade as an analyst and adviser on humanitarian and development programmes implemented in Syria and with the UN Refugee Agency in Iraq. He has also engaged on wider human rights and social justice issues, including genocide prevention and Housing, Land and Property violations in Syria. Prior to the outbreak of conflict in the country, Thomas lived in Aleppo, Syria.