Migration (2014 cohort)
I am reading for a DPhil at the Refugee Studies Centre in the Department of International Development. My research investigates the protection strategies of refugee youth living in protracted displacement in the occupied Palestinian territories.
I am currently undertaking long-term fieldwork in the West Bank, working closely with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) with a view to making my research directly relevant to policy in the midst of the renewed violence in the area. I am also the founder of the Junior Research Network in Palestine.
Prior to commencing the DPhil, I was a researcher for the Policy Development and Evaluation Service at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), where my work concentrated in particular on the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan and Lebanon; on the global implementation of the UNHCR urban refugee policy; and on refugee status determination procedures in East Africa. Before this, I worked as a research assistant at the Overseas Development Institute, focussing on improving evaluations of humanitarian protection programming.
I hold an MA in Social Anthropology of Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies. Alongside the DPhil, I am also undertaking a Diploma in International Human Rights Law.