Hiba’s research examines the connections between education and community well-being in contexts of displacement. Her work seeks to learn from the lived experiences of refugee communities, especially refugee children and youth. In her previous work, Hiba studied the implications of education models in Jordan on Syrian refugee students’ well-being and aspirations. She has also consulted on a number of projects examining education initiatives and policies worldwide, with a special focus on the Middle East.
As the Pedro Arrupe Research Fellow, Hiba explores the role of Hope in protecting youth aspirations in contexts of displacement.
Interests: refugee integration policies, education, hope, belonging, well-being, student voice