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Samantha S. Melis Msc

PhD researcher
Social Studies
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Samantha Melis is a PhD candidate involved in the research project on disaster response in complex scenarios. She has both research and professional experience in (post)conflict countries, working as a Programme Advisor for ZOA in Burundi for three years, coordinating an impact-evaluation research in Liberia and conducting research in the Palestinian Terroritories on water as a source of mobilization and dissent. She has further been involved in short-term work for the Palestinian Hydrology Group in Ramallah and The Carter Center in Atlanta. She has an interdisciplinary academic background: BA Liberal Arts and Sciences, MA Conflict Studies and Human Rights and MSc Cultures and Development Studies.

Research Interest

Social Studies

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