Khouloud Mallak

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Research Interests

  • Reconstruction in conflict and post-conflict contexts; dispossession and displacement in urban settings; social movements; political economy; mobility and infrastructure

Khouloud Mallak is from Lebanon and is currently based in Beirut. She is a Geography PhD student at the Graduate Center.  After receiving her BA in Political Studies at the American University of Beirut, Khouloud worked as an analyst of the Syrian war covering military, social, economic, and diplomatic developments during the conflict. Her research helped inform humanitarian and development interventions in Syria for donors and non-governmental organizations. Her latest work in this field has also covered Lebanon, and she is currently leading a research project on women engagement in economic activity in Tripoli, northern Lebanon.  Inspired by her work on Syria and lived experience in Lebanon, Khouloud is interested in pursuing her research interests in the political economy of reconstruction, as well as social movements and their relation to infrastructure, housing, and reconstruction projects in the Middle East and primarily in Lebanon and Syria. She speaks Spanish and she is a native Arabic speaker.