Research Staff

Kjersti G. Berg

post-doctoral fellow

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

Kjersti is the Post-doctoral researcher on the FRIPRO project "SuperCamp: Geneaologies of humanitarian containment in the Middle East". In this project she is focusing on Palestinian refugees, 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".

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

Kjersti is writing a book about Palestine (in Norwegian), on a stipend from Norsk faglitterær forfatterforening. She is engaged in Bergen Global, a research communication platform for CMI and the University of Bergen. Kjersti teaches the Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle Eastern history, and supervises students. Her experiences also include large-scale reserach coordination.