Research Staff

Kjersti Gravelsæter Berg

post-doctoral fellow

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

Kjersti is the Post doc. researcher on the FRIPRO project "SuperCamp: Geneaologies of humanitarian containment in the Middle East". In this project, she is working on Palestinian refugees in the region, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), and the Shu'fat refugee camp in Jerusalem. She is also the co-manager of the project. Moreover, she contributes to the project "Refugees in the city" with an article about Shu'fat camp.

Kjersti obtained her PhD from the University of Bergen. This is the first study on UNRWAs role in Palestinian refugee camps: "The unending temporary. United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the politcs of humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugee camps 1949-2015" (2015).

She is currently writing a book about Palestine in Norwegian, on a stipend from Norsk faglitterær forfatterforening. Kjersti is also engaged in Bergen Global, a common research communication platform for CMI and the University of Bergen.

Kjersti has extensive experience in teaching the Palestine conflict and Middle East history, and in supervising students. Her experiences include research communication and large-scale reserach coordination.