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Hiba Salem


Pedro Arrupe Research Fellow in Forced Migration Studies

As the Pedro Arrupe Research Fellow, Hiba Salem is based at Campion Hall and the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. Hiba’s work focuses on education in contexts of forced displacement. She received her PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge, through which she studied Syrian refugee students’ well-being in schools in Jordan. Prior to joining Oxford University, Hiba was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with the REACH Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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

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