(Haya) HBA Alfarra


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.

International Institute of Social Studies

External PhD candidate | ISS PhD
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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