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Layla Quran is a Global Studies major who has researched how U.S. military involvement in Iraq has influenced sectarian walls, both physically and psychologically, between the people of Iraq. Her project, “Voices of Iraq,” arises out of her investigation into this issue. Quran’s research was developed in conjunction with Duke University’s BorderWork(s) Lab, which attempts to analyze the physical and psychological consequences of barriers in the modern world. The most rewarding aspect of her research was the opportunity she had to interview Iraqis who had lived through the Saddam Hussein regime and the subsequent U.S. invasion. She includes some of these in her comprehensive website that details her work.