Åse Roti Dahl
Research Staff

Kjersti G. Berg

Post-doctoral researcher

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

Kjersti is the post-doctoral researcher and co-manageer of the research project "SuperCamp: Geneaologies of humanitarian containment in the Middle East". Under this project, she is working on themes related to Palestinian refugees, United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), and refugee camps. The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council, PRIPRO programme. 

In addition to refugees, refugee camps, and UNRWA, Kjersti's research interests include Jerusalem, humanitarianism, and Norwegian and international aid to Palestinians. She is currently involved in research on Syrian and Palestinian refugees from Syria, who have fled to Gaza. This forms part of "Urban Displacement, Development and Donor Policies in the Middle East" (URBAN3DP). 

Kjersti is completing a book about the history of Palestinian refugee camps and UNRWA, building on her PhD thesis. She is also writing a book in Norwegian about Palestine, on a stipend from Norsk faglitterær forfatterforening (Scandinavian University Press, 2022). 

Kjersti is engaged in Bergen Global, a research communication platform for CMI and the University of Bergen. She teaches the Israel-Palestine conflict, migration, Middle Eastern history, and supervises students. Her experiences include large-scale reserach coordination. 


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