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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh is reader in human geography and co-director of the Migration Research Unit at University College London. Her research focuses on the intersections between gender, generation, and religion in experiences of and responses to conflict-induced displacement, with a particular regional focus on the Middle East. She is currently leading a new major AHRC-ESRC funded project, "Local Community Experiences of and Responses to Displacement from Syria," and in 2016 she was also awarded a major European Research Council award for her 5-year project, South-South Humanitarian Responses to Displacement: Views from Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. Her recent publications include South-South Educational Migration, Humanitarianism and Development: Views from the Caribbean, North Africa and the Middle East (2015), The Ideal Refugees: Gender, Islam and the Sahrawi Politics of Survival (2014), and The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (2014, as co-editor).