Research Staff

Are John Knudsen

Research Professor

Completed projects

Jan 2019 - Dec 2021


Jan 2006 - Dec 2016

Politics of Faith

Jan 2005 - Dec 2008

Global Moments in the Levant

Jan 2005 - Dec 2005

Courts in transition

Jun 2004 - Dec 2004

NORAD Review Afghanistan

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

Social anthropologist focusing on micro conflict, displacement and forced migration in South Asia and the Middle East

Are John Knudsen is Research Professor at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and an International Fellow at Institut Convergences Migrations (ICM), Paris. Knudsen has been research director at CMI (2006-09, 2013-15), project manager for institutional research collaboration in Palestine (2005-13), and co-director of an institute program on Forced Migration (2009-13). Knudsen specializes in forced displacement, camp-based and urban refugees in the Middle East, particularly Lebanon. His research focuses on emergency urbanism and shelter architectures in camps and informal areas and he has published books, chapters, and journal articles on these topics. Knudsen’s research is funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN), NordicResearch (NordForsk, NF), and the EU Commission. He is the project leader of SuperCamp and URBAN3DP and a project member of EFFEXT, INFLUX, and CLIMIG.

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