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Dr Saja Al Zoubi

Dr Saja Al Zoubi

Researcher/Tutor, International Development Department, University of Oxford


Saja Al Zoubi is a development economist whose research focus on refugee’s livelihoods and gender with a focus on Syrian refugees.

Dr. Alzoubi research has focused on broadly on issues of gender and rural development, including issues of women’s empowerment, and its role in rural development. Since the war broke out in Syria, her concern has been researching ways to improve the livelihoods and food security of affected households (IDPs and refugees), especially women-headed households and supporting young people to enter education, enhance capacity building and find work opportunities.
She works currently as Gender and Forced Migration, and Middle East Politics tutor in Christ church, University of Oxford, and visiting researcher in Oxford Department of International Development.

As a socio –economist for more than 10 years, Dr. Al Zoubi worked in academic, national and international organizations in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and UK.

Dr. Al Zoubi is the recipient of numerous awards, from international and regional Foundations.

Research Interests

The research interest is livelihoods and gender in the displacement context, with a focus on Syrian. This includes:
The impact of displacement and forced Migration. The challenges of IDPs and Refugees, Enhancing the livelihoods and food security. Supporting children and youth to educate.