Dr Oroub El-Abed
- Associate Member
- BA (Jordan); High Diploma in French Civilisation (Lyon II); MSc (London) Diploma in Forced Migration (Oxon); PhD (London)
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- Thesis title
- Palestinian refugees living in informal areas of the Jordanian capital, Amman: Negotiating economic opportunities
Oroub has a PhD in Development Studies from SOAS and is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the British Academy- CBRL/Amman. She worked for twelve years before starting her PhD and had empirical exposure to the field while working with UN/World Food Programme in Iraq, NGOs in Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan, added to policy exposure through working with the World Bank- Iraq mission, Fafo studying the globalised labour opportunities and their effect on Palestinians living in camps in Jordan, ICMC/Austcare and UNHCR studying Iraqi refugees in Jordan. The academic exposure started with Professor B. Harrell-Bond in Egypt at the American University of Cairo/ The Forced Migration and Refugee Studies Center where she taught Palestinian refugee issues and continued teaching at SOAS and lecturing at several academic venues and conferences.
My academic interest is : the political economy of development, especially in the Middle East, the livelihoods of refugees and the challenges in surviving in host countries ( socioeconomic/political and legal interest). Study cases of my interest are Palestinian refugees, the refugees in the Middle East and vulnerable communities.