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Oroub El-Abed

Regional Research Coordinator, LERRN; Lead Researcher in Jordan, Centre for Lebanese Studies

Degrees:Ph.D. (SOAS)

Dr. Oroub EL-Abed is a lead researcher in Jordan and co-investigator at the Centre for Lebanese Studies on several research projects studying several communities (locals and refugees) with intersectional approaches in the Middle East. Within the LERRN partnership, Oroub is the Regional Research Coordinator in Jordan. Oroub is an honorary postdoc at the department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, where she received a PhD in Political economy of Development Studies. Her research work has been focused on refugees and vulnerable communities in the Middle East. She has taught several courses on development and livelihood forced Migration issues at AUC/Egypt, SOAS/London and CIEE/Amman. Oroub has consulted for several UN and international NGOs and written in the area of development (education and employment) and forced migration in the Middle East. Oroub has published a study on the socioeconomic community development surrounding neolithic sites in southern Jordan (2019) and has few articles in the pipeline on refugees added to her thesis-book on refugee-citizens of Jordan and their access to rights.  She is the author of Unprotected: Palestinians in Egypt since 1948 (2009).

Source: Centre for Lebanese Studies