Dr Muna Dajani

Dr Muna Dajani

Research Officer

Middle East Centre

Room No
Arabic, English
Key Expertise
Middle East

About me

Muna was Research Officer at the LSE Middle East Centre working on a collaborative research project with Birzeit University titled 'Mapping Memories of Resistance: The Untold Story of the Occupation of the Golan Heights' (September 2018 - April 2021).

She holds an MSc in International Development and Environment from the University of Manchester and a BSc in Civil Engineering from Birzeit University in Palestine. For over 9 years, Muna has worked in the fields of environment and development in Palestine, working with grassroots initiatives, NGOs, universities and governmental bodies on social and environmental assessments, hydropolitics, advocacy and community participation. She is a policy member at Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network. She has contributed to a number of research projects including 'The Hydro-political Baseline of the Upper Jordan River', and 'Transboundary Climate Security: Climate Vulnerability and Rural Livelihoods in the Jordan River Basin'.

Muna was recently awarded her PhD from the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE. Her PhD research aimed to examine the distinctive livelihood practices by which farming acquires political subjectivity in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, examining the role of sumud (‘steadfastness’ or ‘staying on the land’) as a form of cultural resistance.

Expertise Details

Middle East; Palestine; historiography