After being awarded a WISERD PhD studentship as a part of the ESRC Funded WISERD Civil Society centre, I commenced my PhD course in Sociology at Bangor University. In 2018, I was selected for the University of Sheffield sole postgraduate scholarship for Gaza-Palestine. In 2019, I accomplished my Master’s Degree in International Relations and Politics (Merit) from the University of Sheffield. During that year, I was one of the three students who had been selected by the Department of Politics for the university’s bursary to participate in “The Migrant Crisis in Europe” course held at the City College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, in Thessaloniki, Greece. My Master’s research was one of the few academic researches written in English about a recent Palestinian refugees’ protest in Gaza known as “The Great March of Return”. My work was described as a highly commendable, and I was chosen by the head of the department for the 2019 “Liam Holden Memorial” prize. My research interests mainly involve Middle East politics, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and immigration, this is due to the fact that I am a volunteer refugees’ caseworker in the British Red Cross and my experience as a double-displaced Palestinian refugee in the UK, having lived for 25 years in the Gaza Strip, studied and worked in UNRWA’s schools.

WISERD current research project: Policing of borders and migration

PhD Thesis Title: Double-Displaced Palestinians in the UK: Challenges and qualities of their daily life. This research aims to discover everyday life barriers of double-displaced Palestinians in the UK. This project applies a qualitative methodological approach. This project is mainly supervised by Dr. Robin Mann.