Samar is a Research Associate at CEGE, University College London (UCL), working with the RELIEF centre, where she is researching modes of vitality in the camp and the city in Lebanon.
An architect and urban specialist with 11+ years of experience in international development, including urban design and development in conflict areas.
Samar previously held the post of Architect/Physical Planner with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). She obtained her Ph.D. from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. In addition, she is involved in documentary film-making, spatial installations, and photography. http://samarmaqusi.com/.