Hometown: Damascus, Syria
Research Interests: Development, displacement, anthropology of the Arab world, and local governance
Sima holds a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from the American University of Beirut and an MA in Conflict, Governance, and International Development from the University of East Anglia. She spent six years in Lebanon working with fellow Syrians in refugee camps as a teacher for Syrian children and a campaign and event organizer. Sima hopes to add to knowledge production in the Arab region through researching and analyzing cultural and social patterns in the diverse Arab societies.