Mona Hedaya is a Research Fellow at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies. Her main role is to provide research support to projects led by Professor Sultan Barakat. She received her master's degree in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action, awarded with distinction, from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. Prior to joining the Center ,she worked at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) between 2011 and 2019.
Hedaya's research interests focus on understanding conflict, conflict mediation, and forced displacement with a special emphasis on women in the Arab world. Currently, she is supporting a project on the ongoing transition in Sudan, led by Professor Sultan Barakat. Her MA thesis, based on fieldwork undertaken in Istanbul, is entitled "Syrian Female-headed households Refugees Livelihoods Coping Mechanisms in Istanbul 2011-2018". Her research has been published by Josour for Translation and Publishing and the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies.