Åse Roti Dahl
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 the co-manager of the project. Kjersti also contributes to the project "Urban Displacement, Development and Donor Policies in the Middle East" (URBAN3DP).

Kjersti is currently completing a book about the history of Palestinian refugee camps. This builds on her PhD, the first in-depth study of the history of camps, based on unique access to UNRWA archives and the "refugee file" in the Palestinian waqf archive. Title of PhD is "The unending temporary. United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the politcs of humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugee camps 1949-2015" (University of Bergen, 2015).

Kjersti is also 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. She teaches the Israel-Palestine conflict, Middle Eastern history, and supervises students. Her experiences also include large-scale reserach coordination. 


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