Noura McNelis Mahmoud (She/Her)

Student, Laidlaw St Andrews

About Noura McNelis Mahmoud

Hello! I'm Noura, a University of St Andrews student heading into third year. I study International Relations and Modern History, and I particularly am interested in migrant rights and decolonial histories. My project aims to examine the experiences of children in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, pinpointing the uniqueness of those experiences and utilizing both data and autobiographies of enslaved people in order to come to new conclusions regarding our understandings of the slave trade. 

Outside of my studies and project I love the outdoors, baking/cooking for my friends, art in all forms, and cultural exploration! 

If you want to chat send me a message! I would love to connect with you about your project or interests, or if you have any knowledge that could contribute to my work!

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


University of St Andrews

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

African Studies Economics Ethnic & Racial Studies History Immigration International Relations Latin American Studies Society & Culture

Area of Expertise


I am from:

United States of America

I speak:

English Spanish

My hobbies/interests are:

Art Cooking/Baking Hiking/walking Nature & environment Politics & current events Spirituality Writing/blogging

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


Influencer Of


Rooms participated in:

University of St Andrews

Recent Comments

Replying to Oliver Righton

Great work! Love to see the final product after all your work this summer

Thanks Oliver! I appreciate all your support of the summer

Thank you for sharing your daily reality with us Ele. Managing mental health as an ambitious researcher (like you are) is a constant effort, but you've put it into eloquent words that give others with similar experiences a sense of voice and recognition. Profoundly proud of you!

Replying to Stella Grover

Thank you Noura, not only does this read beautifully but I found it insightful and incredibly interesting. Good luck with the rest of your research. 

Thank you Stella, I am glad you found it insightful!

Great post Yoshino! I think it is a great reminder for all Scholars and researchers!


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