Muna Dajani is a PhD candidate in Environmental Policy & Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She holds an MSc in International Development and Environment from the University of Manchester and a BSc in Civil Engineering from Birzeit University in Palestine.
For over 9 years, Muna has worked in the fields of environment and development in Palestine, working with grassroots initiatives, NGOs, universities and governmental bodies on social and environmental assessments, hydropolitics, advocacy and community participation. She is a policy member at Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network. She has contributed to research such as The Hydro-political Baseline of the Upper Jordan River (UEA), and Transboundary Climate Security: Climate Vulnerability and Rural Livelihoods in the Jordan River Basin (LSE and Birzeit University).
Muna's research at LSE aims to examine the distinctive livelihood practices by which farming acquires political subjectivity in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, examining the role of sumud (‘steadfastness’ or ‘staying on the land’) as a form of cultural resistance.