Samantha Melis is a PhD candidate involved in the research project on disaster response in post-conflict settings. She has conducted research in three case study countries: Nepal, Sierra Leone and Haiti. For more information about this research project, please visit: www.iss.nl/whendisastermeetsconflict.
Samantha has both research and professional experience in (post)conflict countries, working as a Programme Advisor for ZOA in Burundi, coordinating an impact-evaluation research in Liberia and conducting research in the Palestinian Terroritories. She has further been involved in short-term work for the Palestinian Hydrology Group in Ramallah and The Carter Center in Atlanta.
She has an interdisciplinary academic background: BA Liberal Arts and Sciences, MA Conflict Studies and Human Rights and MSc Cultures and Development Studies.
S. Melis & D.J.M. Hilhorst (2020). When the mountain broke. Disaster governance in Sierra Leone. Disaster Prevention and Management. doi: 10.1108/DPM-03-2020-0076