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Haya AlFarra is an external part-time PhD candidate at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam. She holds a Master in Development Studies from the University of Melbourne, an MSc in Global Politics, from the London School of Economic and Political Science, University of London, and a BA in Political Science with a specialization in international relations and a minor in economics from the American University in Cairo. Haya has a diverse work experience having worked as a civil servant, with civil society, and in academia. Her research explores the role of diaspora as non-traditional humanitarian actors in protracted humanitarian situations. It seeks to investigate to what extent can diasporas’ perceptions and practices help us re-imagine and rethink humanitarianism. Haya is focusing on the role of Palestinian-German diaspora in humanitarian responses in the Gaza Strip, occupied Palestinian territory.

Her research interests include humanitarianism, diaspora humanitarianism, diaspora engagement, diaspora, decolonization, and decoloniality.


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