Oroub El-Abed is a lead researcher in Jordan and co-investigator at the Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS) on several research projects studying several communities (locals and refugees) with intersectional approaches in the Middle East. Oroub completed her PhD in Political Economy of Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Her research work has been focused on refugees and vulnerable minorities in the Middle East. She has taught several courses on development, livelihood and forced Migration issues, has consulted for several UN and international NGOs and published articles in the area of development (education and employment) and forced migration in the Middle East. She published a book on Palestinians of Egypt, some work on Palestinian refugees from Gaza living in Jordan. Her book building on thesis studying the Palestinian origin Jordanians in Jordan and their access to economic opportunities is soon to come out and she is currently editing a book studying the limited options for youth citizens and refugees in the Levant.
El-Abed, Oroub (2009) ‘The case of Palestinian refugees-Holders of Egyptian travel documents in Egypt and in Jordan’, in Conference papers, International Conference on Palestinian Refugees, Conditions and Recent Developments (November 2006), Abu Dis, Al-Quds University, pp 43-60.
El-Abed, Oroub (2005) ‘Immobile Palestinians: The impact of policies and practices on Palestinians from Gaza in Jordan’, in Jaber, Hana et Metral, France Migrants et Migrations au Moyen-Orient au tournant du XXIe siècle, Beyrouth : Institut Français du Proche Orient, pp 81-93.
El-ABED, Oroub (2005) ‘ Palestinian Refugees of Egypt: What Exit Options Are Left For Them?’ in Refuge of the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Canada, Vol 22 No. 2, Winter.
El-ABED, Oroub ( 2009), ‘The Palestinians in Egypt: identity, basic rights and host State policies’, Refugee Survey Quarterly, (Oxford publications), 28 (23): 531- 549.
El-Abed, Oroub ( 2008) Researching Palestinian refugees in the Arab World: the case of Egypt
in Young Researchers thinking Mediterranean, Published by URV, pp 613-628
El-ABED, Oroub ( 2006), “Immobile Palestinians: On going plight of Gazans in Jordan”, Forced Migration Review, Vol 26, Oxford , UK.
Chatelard, G., Washington, K. & El-Abed, O. (2009) Protection, Mobility and livelihood challenges, of displaced Iraqis in urban settings in Jordan, ICMC report, International Catholic Migration Committee, Geneva.
Fabos, Anita and Al-Ali, Nadje and El-Abed, Oroub (2005) Middle East. Developing DFID’s Policy Approach to Refugees. Working Paper. Oxford: Refugee Studies Centre; London: DFID.
El-Abed, O.( 2010), ‘The Palestinians in Egypt: identity, basic rights and host State policies’, Refugee Survey Quarterly, Oxford publications.