Shayna Solomon is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford’s Department of Social Policy and Intervention. Her research is about the religion-related content of social worker training in the U.S. and the UK. While spending a previous, visiting year at Oxford, she researched British policy towards Muslim populations through the student think tank, OxPolicy. Shayna graduated with a BA from Dickinson College with honours for her thesis, Shifting Discourses of Tolerance: the framing of Muslim minorities in the U.S. and the UK before and after national traumas. While at Dickinson College, Shayna worked for the Religious Life section of the college’s Center for Service, Spirituality, and Social Justice.
Shayna has interned in and around Congress and is familiar with D.C. politics; however, her primary interest is in creating connections between people and the state, especially in regards to government/religious group relations.