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Marianne Samaha

Cohort 2021

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gülay Çağlar

Topic of PhD Thesis: Gender in Forced Displacement: Liberal Societies as Host Communities

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Freie Universität Berlin

Doctoral Researcher, RU Borders

Education and Work Experience

  • Since 09/2021: Freie Universität Berlin, Cluster of Excellence "Contestations of the Liberal Script", Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies, Berlin, Doctoral Researcher
  • 09/2013-07/2016: Saint Joseph University (USJ), Beirut, M.A. History and International Relations
  • 09/2014-07/2015: Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), M.A. Exchange Year
  • 09/2010-07/2013: Saint Joseph University (USJ), Beirut, B.A. Translation



Academic Appointments, Scientific Activities & Outreach

  • 02/2017-07/2021: Plan International, Lebanon. Director of Programmes
  • 08/2016-02/2017: Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Lebanon. Programme Manager
  • 08/2015-08/2016: International Medical Corps, Middle East. Regional Reporting Coordinator
  • 09/2013-08/2014: International Medical Corps, Lebanon. Programme Assistant



  • Intersectional Feminist Theory
  • Migration Studies
  • International Development
  • Legacies of Violence and Armed Conflicts