Darah Hashem is a young social researcher from Egypt, building a career in international development at the nexus of migration and urbanism. She has completed a Master of Science in Urban Management and Development at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Since she has a particular interest in gentrification, her thesis explored the impact of gentrification on the sense of belonging of residents from a migrant background in the neighborhood of Afrikaanderwijk in Rotterdam. Before starting her master's studies, she has conducted research on Egyptian labor migrants in Jordan as well as on Syrian refugees in Egypt. Darah's topics of interest include labor migration, gentrification, spatial justice, and environmental inequality. Darah is currently a freelance researcher.
Job titleFreelance Researcher, previously Research Associate at The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo