Research Assistant, Women and Human Rights in the Middle East Program
Office Phone: (713) 348-3616
Ariana Marnicio is the research assistant for the Women and Human Rights in the Middle East Program at Rice University’s Baker Institute. Her areas of interest include Arab culture, Islam and sexuality studies. She graduated in 2013 magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Arabic, and was awarded the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship in Ibri, Oman.
Marnicio has lived and studied in Egypt, Jordan and Oman. While in Jordan she interned with the New America Foundation conducting research on the role of women in the Arab world. Her thesis investigated the use of lingerie between Muslim married couples and sexual equality. Marnicio speaks Arabic and Spanish.