Zeena Zakharia Home People Zeena Zakharia Assistant ProfessorEd.D.Columbia University Teachers College(2008) Department: Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education Division: HESICurriculum Vitae: Curriculum VitaeEmail Address: email@example.com Research Interests International Education Policy; Education in Emergencies; Refugee Education; Conflict and Peacebuilding; Peace Education; Language Policy; Education in the Middle East Bio Zeena Zakharia is Assistant Professor of International Education Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her publications examine the interplay of language, conflict, and peacebuilding in education and advance a critical approach to refugee studies in the Middle East. These interests stem from over two decades of educational research, teaching, and leadership in war-affected contexts. Her current study (with F. Menashy, co-PI) investigates partnership arrangements in the global educational response to the Syria refugee crisis. She was a Tueni Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Middle Eastern Studies Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University. She works with international and governmental organizations and schools operating in conflict-affected contexts. Publications Selected publications available here.