Estella Carpi is presently Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Development Planning Unit (University College London) and Humanitarian Affairs Advisor at Save the Children-UK. She received her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Sydney (Australia), with a study on the social response to humanitarian assistance provision in Lebanon. In the past, she also worked as a researcher for the New York University (Abu Dhabi), Lebanon Support (Beirut), Trends Research & Advisory (Abu Dhabi), UN-Habitat (Beirut), the American University of Beirut, UNDP (Cairo), and the International Development Research Center (Cairo), mostly focusing on displacement, forced migrations, social welfare, women’s parity, and humanitarian aid provision in the Middle East. She has lectured extensively in the Social Sciences in Italy and Australia. After studying Arabic in Milan and Damascus (2002-2007), she received her MPhil degree in Linguistic Anthropology for which she still has a great passion.