By Our Team

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh’s publications include recent pieces on Southern-led responses to displacement, refugees in the Middle East and North Africa, ‘refugee-refugee humanitarianism’, faith-based humanitarianism and South-South relations more broadly

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Dr Estella Carpi

Dr. Estella Carpi was Research Associate on the project between 2017-2022. Dr, Carpi’s recent pieces include explorations of humanitarian responses to displacement in the Middle East, including faith-based humanitarianism.  

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Hazar Oklah 

Hazar Oklah was a Researcher on the Southern Responses to Displacement project between 2018 and 2021.  Hazar’s is based in Jordan and her piece draws on her interviews with Syrian refugees, local residents and aid providers to describe the unequal impact of the Coronavirus lockdown on Syrian refugees living in Jordan. Her pieces are available in English and Arabic. 

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Amal Shaiah Istanbouli 

Amal Istanbouli is a Researcher on the Southern Responses to Displacement project based in Turkey.  Amal has written on some of the challenges she found in ‘classifying’ Syrian refugees and other local resident interlocutors that occupy and identify with multiple histories and identities within the context of displacement from Syria.

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Sara Al Helali

Sara Al Helali is a Researcher on the Southern Responses to Displacement project based in Turkey. Drawing on interviews with Syrian refugees in Gazinantep, Turkey, Sara has explored what influences encounters between refugees and their host communities and how these encounters change over time. Sara has also examined how educating host communities is an effective tool to reduce anti-refugee sentiment.  

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Featured Photo:  Mural in Baddawi camp, N. Lebanon, wishing passersby a “Ramadan Kareem” (Happy Ramadan).  (c) E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, 2018

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