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Lina Haddad Kreidie

Visiting Assistant Professor

Lebanese American University

Lina Haddad Kreidieis an Assistant Professor and the Academic Director of the NEA/AC Middle East Initiative for Gender Studies Scholarship program at the Lebanese American University (LAU). Kreidie holds a Ph.D. in Political Science with a concentration in political Psychology from the University of CA, Irvine. Kreidie is a research consultant on Women’s Empowerment for Intisar Foundation-NGO. Kreidie is a Jerome and Hazel Tobis fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality; University of CA, Irvine: She also served for ten years-2012- 2021 as a Council Member of theUniversity of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

Dr. Kreidie’s research interest is mainly on the Middle East Region, with a focus on marginalized communities -mainly displaced and refugee women, and on gender and public policy.

Dr. Kreidie’s publications include:

Drama therapy as a mental health intervention for women in the shatila refugee camp, Lebanon.Intervention, The Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, 2022  Volume : 20 - 1  : 58-64

The Power of Theater Expression and Communication: A Psychological Therapeutical Intervention in a Refugee Camp: An IPA Study into the Narratives of Women Refugees’ Experience with Drama Therapy. Psychology Research, January 2020 Vol. 10

Jordan’s interest in a Stable Syria.” Sada. Carnegie Foundation for Peace, August 23, 2018.

Living with Ongoing Political Trauma: The Prevalence and Impact of PTSD among Syrian Refugees. Psychology Research. 2016

 The Role of non- Governmental Organizations in Tackling Sectarianism and Extremism in Lebanon: Track Two Diplomacy and Good Governance. Middle East Review of Public Administration (MERPA); Spring 2016, Vol. (2)

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.