Past Projects

Projects Ended 2018/19


Mortality and Health Survey among IDPs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Principal Investigators
Professor Tim Dyson, LSE
Dr Nazar P. Shabila, Hawler Medical University


Examining Emirati Female Labour Force Participation and Entrepreneurship in the UAE

Principal Investigators
Dr Berkay Ozcan, LSE
Dr Gina Poncini & Dr Wifag Adnan, Zayed University

Palestinian boys sitting in front of wall

The Regulation of Palestinian Everyday Life

Principal Investigators
Professor Chetan Bhatt, LSE
Dr Mudar Kassis, Birzeit University


Projects Ended 2017/18


Spaces of Living: Urban Reflections of Kuwaiti Society

Principal Investigators
Sharifa Alshalfan, LSE Middle East Centre
Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea, AGi Architects in Madrid


Documenting Yazidi Victims of ISIS

Principal Investigators
Dr Valeria Cetorelli, LSE Middle East Centre
Sareta Ashraph, LSE Middle East Centre


Resource Urbanism: Natural Resources, Urban Form and Infrastructure in the Case of Asia's Diverging City Models

Principal Investigators
Dr Philipp Rode, LSE Cities
Dr Alexandra Gomes, LSE Cities
Dr Muhammad Adeel, LSE Cities


Personalised Media and Participatory Culture

Principal Investigators
Dr Shakuntala Banaji, LSE Department of Media and Communications
Dr Mohammed Ibahrine, American University of Sharjah


Advancing Research and Teaching in Political Economy in the oPt

Principal Investigators
Dr Mandy Turner, LSE Middle East Centre
Dr Lourdes Habash, Birzeit University


The Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Arab Statehood

Principal Investigator
Dr Filippo Dionigi, LSE Middle East Centre


Examining Emirati Female Labour Force Participation and Entrepreneurship in the UAE

Principal Investigators
Dr Berkay Ozcan, LSE Department of Social Policy
Dr Gina Poncini, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi
Dr Wifag Adnan, New York University Abu Dhabi

Projects Ended 2016/17


The Comparative Political Economy of the MENA Region

Principal Investigators
Dr Steffen Hertog, LSE Department of Government
Dr Ferdinand Eibl, LSE Middle East Centre


Policy Mobilities, International Aid and Planning: Regionalism and Refugee Policies in Lebanon

Principal Investigators
Dr Romola Sanyal, LSE Department of Geography
Dr Mona Harb, American University of Beirut
Dr Mona Fawaz, American University of Beirut


Ideas, Identity and Migration: Connectivity in Security and State Building in the GCC

Principal Investigators
Dr Karen Young, LSE Middle East Centre
Dr Robert Stewart, National Defense College in Abu Dhabi


Mapping Foreign Policy in the GCC: Resources, Recipients and Regional Effects

Principal Investigators
Professor Toby Dodge, LSE Middle East Centre
Dr Khalid Almezaini, Qatar University
Dr Line Khatib, American University of Sharjah


Arab National Media and Politics: Democracy Revisited

Principal Investigators
Dr Fatima El-Issawi, LSE Middle East Centre
Dr Bradley Freeman, American University in Dubai


Divine Politics: Saudi Islamist Mutations

Principal Investigator
Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed, LSE Middle East Centre

Projects Ended 2015/16


The Long-Term Challenges of Forced Migration: Perspectives from Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq

Principal Investigator
Dr Filippo Dionigi, LSE Middle East Centre


Analytical Support to Unpack Key Dimensions of GCC Politics, Economy and Foreign Policy for UNICEF

Principal Investigators
Dr Steffen Hertog, LSE Middle East Centre
Dr Courtney Freer, LSE Middle East Centre


Trust, Constitution and the Process of Subjectification among Tunisian Youth

Principal Investigators
Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar, LSE Middle East Centre
Dr James Sater, American University of Sharjah


The Palimpsest of Agrarian Change

Principal Investigators
Professor Martha Mundy, LSE Department of Anthropology
Professor Rami Zurayk, American University of Beirut


Capacity Building in International Relations Didactics: Addressing the Educational Gap in Tunisia

Principal Investigators
Dr Filippo Dionigi, LSE Middle East Centre
Dr Corinna Mullin, Tunis Business School, University of Tunis


Women’s Health in Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt): Inclusion and Exclusion

Principal Investigators
Dr Ernestina Coast, LSE Department of Social Policy
Professor Rita Giacaman, Birzeit University

Projects Ended 2014/15


Understanding the Role of International Actors in Enhancing Women’s Rights after a Foreign Military Intervention

Principal Investigators
Dr Zeynep Kaya, LSE Middle East Centre
Dr Deniz Gokalp, American University in Dubai


Gentrification and Neighbourhood Change in Ras Beirut

Principal Investigators
Dr Fran Tonkiss, LSE Department of Sociology
Professor Cynthia Myntti, American University of Beirut


Women's Political Participation across the Arab Region

Principal Investigator
Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar, LSE Middle East Centre

Projects Ended 2013/14


Demographic Profile of GCC States: Labour Markets, Migration, and National Identity

Principal Investigator
Dr Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, LSE Kuwait Programme


Egypt in the Arab Spring: Multidisciplinary Research Perspectives

Principal Investigators
Dr Marco Pinfari, LSE Department of Government
Dr Ola El Khawaja, Cairo University


Transboundary Climate Security: Climate Vulnerability and Human Security in the Jordan River Basin

Principal Investigators
Dr Michael Mason, LSE Department of Geography and Environment
Dr Ziad Mimi, Birzeit University


LSE Academic Collaboration with the American University of Sharjah

Principal Investigators
Professor Fawaz Gerges, LSE Department of International Relations
Dr Mark Rush, American University of Sharjah