Bayan Khaled

Bayan Khaled is a research fellow at the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a BA in Science in Business Administration and a minor in psychology, she went on to complete her MA in Journalism and Communications from the University of Western Ontario. During her studies, Khaled developed a passion for writing poetry and producing videos on topics she feels strongly about, particularly Islam and the Palestinian cause. Her education and experience have added to her wide range of skills in research, storytelling, designing, event planning and video production. Before joining CIS, she worked at Al Jazeera as a video producer and, later, at Hill + Knowlton as a public relations professional.

Global Solidarity Brings Hope to Palestinians After Decades of Oppression

June 03, 2021

If there is one thing Palestinians are known for, it is that we are extremely patriotic. We decorate our homes with Palestinian merchandise and paintings, we continue to dress in traditional patterns, and even though many of us have never even seen Palestine, we continue to identify ourselves as Palestinians....

Is Hagia Sophia Merely a Place of Worship?

July 21, 2020

Hagia Sophia, with a history of 1,500 years hosting different religions, will now be reconverted from a museum into a mosque. This recent shift after a Turkish court decree has sparked extensive debate internationally, and we are now seeing political maneuvers heating up fault lines that divide humanity. While some...