Saja Al Zoubi


Dr. Al Zoubi is a development economist. Her research has focused on broadly on issues of gender and rural development, including issues of women’s empowerment, and its role in the development. Since the war broke out in Syria in 2011, her concern has been researching ways to improve the livelihoods and food security of affected households (IDPs and refugees), especially women-headed households. She examines the host country responses through its policies and politics that reshape refugee livelihoods. Dr. Al Zoubi is Gender and Forced Migration, and Middle East Politics lecturer at the University of Oxford. She is a visiting scholar at Glasgow university.

Dr. Al Zoubi is a member of ‘’Science in exile’’ steering committee, in addition, she is a member of Global Young Academy (GYA) and TWAS Young Affiliates Network (TYAN).

Saja has been working in an academic/research and UN and NGOs overseas foundations for around 15 years. She has conducted comprehensive studies in Syria and Lebanon whereby the results have been published and considered by varied prestigious journals. Dr. Al Zoubi is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships from international and regional universities and foundations.

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