Independent researcher and consultant
Yemen, political affairs and gender issues
Haifa Ahmad Al Maashi is an independent researcher based in London. From 2021-2022, she worked as a consultant for the Yemeni Southern Transitional Council for Foreign Affairs. Prior to that, she was the director of the geo-strategic studies division at Dubai Public Policy Research Centre. Al Maashi obtained a PhD in journalism from the University of Cairo and an MA in journalism from the University of Colorado – Boulder in the United States. Her main research interest is the implications of political crises in the Middle East and North Africa region. She is an expert in political media and has published work in the field of media and political development, the role of media in social change, communication theories, and the new media. She is also written for several newspapers and websites.