Amjad Karkout

Amjad Karkout

Amjad Karkout is a 25-year-old native and citizen of the Syrian Arab Republic (“Syria”). In the spring of 2014, Amjad was accepted to Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois on an academic scholarship called the “International Distinguished Young Leaders” program. On May 12, 2018, he graduated from Monmouth with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, along with minors in Media and Psychology.

While at Monmouth, he was involved in many different extracurricular activities, including serving as editor of the Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research (2017-18), working as an academic tutor and an income-tax assistant (2017-18), working as a resident assistant in the dormitories (2015-18), and volunteering in the IRS “Volunteer Income Tax Assistant” program (2018). His current research investigates the political, economic, social, and institutional aspects of the income inequalities in the U.S. Currently, he works as the Community Engagement Fellow with the Educational Studies Department at Monmouth College and its partnership with the Rural Schools Collaborative's Western Illinois Hub. Amjad also serves as the Conference Manager of the Biennial Conference of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship co-sponsored by the Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research and Monmouth College.

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