Randa Farah is an Associate Professor, Anthropology Department, and Adjunct Faculty at the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Western Ontario. Prior to that she held several positions, including Visiting Fellow and Associate Researcher at the Refugee Studies Center (RSC) at the University of Oxford, where together with a legal expert, she co-taught a summer course entitled Palestinian Refugees and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
She also worked at the Centre Etudes et de Recherches sur le Moyen-Orient Contemporain (CERMOC), in Amman, Jordan, where she participated in a research project on Palestinian refugees and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
Dr. Farah acquired her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, her doctoral thesis focused on Palestinian refugees living in camps in Jordan. She also conducted field research on camps in Algeria, inhabited by the refugees of the Western Sahara.
Her publications, which include a comparative study between the Palestinian and Western Sahara cases (Journal of Palestine Studies, 2009) reflect her interests in refugees and protracted exile, memory/history, collective solidarities and mobilization in refugee camps, nationalism, and the humanitarian regime.