Yara Al Chehayed

Program Officer


Yara Al Chehayed joined ICTJ in 2023 as a Program Officer for the Syria program. Prior to ICTJ, Yara was a scholar at UcLouvain, Belgium, specializing in Cinema, War, and Hauntology. For the past 10 years she has been working as a communication and advocacy expert on various projects. More recently, Yara has focused on collecting oral history and stories as part of the Tarikhi.org digital library. Her work is at the intersection between identities, narratives, and post memory studies.