Habiba is a researcher in the Political Studies program at Al-Habtoor Research Centre. She obtained an M.A. at the University of Glasgow, the Autonomous University of Madrid, and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Before joining HRC, she attended the Instituto de Ciencias Sociais de Lisboa's Research winter school. She interned at the ENA Institute for Alternative Policies in Athens, where she worked as a research assistant. Habiba’s research interests include democratization, civil-military relations, secessionist movements, and Euro-Mediterranean politics.