Åse Roti Dahl
Research Staff

Kjersti G. Berg

Associated researcher

Middle East researcher working on the Palestine-Israel conflict, Palestinian refugees and international aid.

Kjersti is a postdoctor research fellow and co-manageer of the research project "SuperCamp: Geneaologies of humanitarian containment in the Middle East", funded by the Norwegian Research Council. She works on displacement, refugees and humanitarianism in the Middle East. 

Kjersti's special competence is the Palestinian refugee question, United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), and refugee camps. The title of her PhD thesis is "Unending temporary. United Nations Relief and Works Agency and the politics of humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugee camps" (University of Bergen, 2015). 

Kjersti is currently working on a research project on Syrian and Palestinian refugees from Syria, who have fled to Gaza after 2011. This forms part of the project "Urban Displacement, Development and Donor Policies in the Middle East".  

Kjersti is a contributor to the "Invisible Ceiling" project, exploring financial exclusion of muslim immigrant entrepeneurs in Norway.

More broadly she works on Palestine-Israel, including Jerusalem; water; Norwegian and international aid to Palestinians. She has a long experience in teaching the Israel-Palestine conflict, migration, human rights, Middle East history, and in supervising students. Her experiences include large-scale reserach coordination and research communication. In 2022 she is publishing a book on Palestine in Norwegian, on a stipend from Norsk faglitterær forfatterforening (Scandinavian University Press, 2022). 



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