Country Lead (Jordan) – Senior Researcher
Dr Oroub EL-Abed is a lead researcher in Jordan and co- investigator at the Centre for Lebanese Studies on several research projects studying several communities (locals and refugees) with intersectional approaches in the Middle East. She is currently the regional research coordinator of a project studying the Refugee -Led Initiatives in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, a project held in partnership with LERRN- Carleton University. Oroub completed her PhD in Political Economy of Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Her research work has been focused on refugees and vulnerable minorities in the Middle East. She has taught several courses on development, livelihood and forced Migration issues at AUC/Egypt, SOAS/London and Jordan University and Study abroad programmes/Amman. She has consulted for several UN and international NGOs and published articles in the area of development ( education and employment) and forced migration in the Middle East. She has published a study on the socioeconomic community development surrounding neolithic sites in southern Jordan (2019) and has few articles in the pipeline on refugees added to her thesis-book on refugee-citizens of Jordan and their access to rights. She is the author of Unprotected: Palestinians in Egypt since 1948 (2009).