Kelly McBride | Webster University

Kelly McBride



Adjunct Instructor, 
Human Rights
H. Sam Priest Center 102




MA, Webster University, 2015
MA, American University in Cairo, 2010
BA, Saint Louis University, 2007


Kelly McBride is an adjunct instructor and fellow at the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies at Webster University. Her areas of interest include human rights, refugee populations, and statelessness. She is a mental health therapist who specializes in trauma, working with refugee populations in the Saint Louis area. She also has a master’s degree in International Human Rights Law, from the American University in Cairo. Her thesis was written on the necessity for durable solutions for stateless persons, which included a qualitative analysis of the livelihoods of stateless persons living in Egypt. She has worked as a legal advisor at Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance-Egypt (AMERA), and as a statelessness consultant for the organization. She has also conducted research on statelessness on behalf of the Equal Rights Trust (UK) on stateless persons in detention in Egypt, and has published in areas of refugees, statelessness, and human rights diplomacy.