Project Team

Chief Investigators

Professor Benjamin Isakhan (Deakin University)


Benjamin Isakhan is Professor of International Politics in the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University, Australia, and Adjunct Senior Research Associate, Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.  

Professor Lynn Meskell (University of Pennsylvania)

Lynn Meskell is Richard D. Green Professor of Anthropology in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, Professor in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the Weitzman School of Design, and curator in the Middle East and Asia sections at the Penn Museum

Project Partners

Professor Amaney A. Jamal (Arab Barometer, Princeton University)

Amaney A. Jamal is the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics at Princeton University and the co-Leader of the Arab Barometer and co-President of Arab Research and Analytics Associates.

Dr. Michael Robbins (Arab Barometer, Princeton University)

Michael Robbins is the Director of the Arab Barometer and CEO of Arab Research and Analytics Associates.

Research Fellows

Dr Claudia Liuzza (Duke University)

Claudia Liuzza is a Rethinking Diplomacy Fellow at the Duke Center for International & Global Studies, Duke University.

PhD Students

Eleanor Childs (Deakin University)

Eleanor Childs is a PhD student at the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University, Australia.

Eleanor Childs is a PhD student at the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University, Australia. 

Advisory Board

Professor Dlawer Ala’Aldeen

Dlawer Ala’Aldeen is the Founding President of the Middle East Research Institute in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Associate Professor Shatha Abu-Khafajah

Shatha Abu-Khafajah is Associate Professor of Architecture and Heritage Conservation at the Hashemite University in Jordan.

Professor Howayda Al-Harithy

Howayda Al-Harithy is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and a member of the Beirut Urban Lab at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Dr. Ataa Alsalloum

Ataa Alsalloum is a Lecturer in Architecture and Urban Heritage at the Liverpool School of Architecture, University of Liverpool in the UK.

Dr. Ammar Azzouz

Ammar Azzouz (He / Him) is a Short Term Research Associate at the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, UK. He is also an architect at Arup, London.

Dr Ahmed Hassin

Ahmed Hassin holds a PhD on post-conflict reconstruction in Iraq and is the Founding Director of the Health and Social Care Organization in Iraq.

Dr. Nour Munawar

Nour Munawar is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar.