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Hiba Sha'ath

PhD Candidate, Geography, York University

Research Interests: Hiba Sha’ath is a doctoral student in the Department of Geography at York University. Her doctoral research project will examine the experiences and informal self-protection mechanisms of precarious-status urban populations in Tunis. Other research interests include the role of data in shaping humanitarian responses in conflict and post-conflict situations, and critical approaches to migration governance in the Mediterranean. Hiba has experience in coordinating multi-country research projects, overseeing large-scale field data collection activities with mobile populations, quantitative data analysis, and reporting. She has worked with International Organization for Migration’s Libya office based in Tunisia and with the organization’s regional office for West and Central Africa based in Senegal. She also has prior work experience with the UNESCO Libya and UNESCO Iraq country offices. Hiba holds an MSc. in Migration, Mobility and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in the University of London, and a BCom. from the University of Toronto.