Maya Beney

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Migration Studies (2022 cohort)

I completed my undergraduate studies in History at the University of Cambridge in 2022, where I was primarily a social and cultural historian of the seventeenth century. My dissertation was on community cohesion and betrayal among hidden Christians in early modern Japan, and further research was on the relationship between memory and the senses in the Reformation.

My current research centres on humanitarians’ perceptions of time, and how this shapes ‘durable solutions’ for forcibly displaced Syrians. I am interested in the particularities of internal displacement, and feminist epistemologies. Previously, I volunteered with a grassroots NGO in Zahlé, Lebanon, where I coordinated with local healthcare and SGBV actors.