Rana Khalaf discusses her new research project “Governing Rojava” and “Women in Emerging Syrian Media.”

Rana Khalaf
An independent researcher and consultant, Rana Khalaf is also a research fellow with the Centre for Syrian Studies at the University of Saint Andrews. Her current research focuses on conflict, governance, civil-society, youth and the neoliberal peace; it geographically concentrates on the non-government controlled parts of Syria. The co-founder of two civil society movements, Rana has been heavily involved in grassroots work. This has supported her authorship of several key publications on Syria that seek to bridge the gap between academia and the world of civil society, activism and policy-making. These include “Governance without Government in Syria: Civil-Society and State-Building during Conflict’ and ‘Activism in Difficult Times – Civil Society Groups in Syria (2011-2014)’ (co-authored). For more information, visit her Academia Page.

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