PhD Candidate in International Development, University of Oxford
Caitlin Procter is a postdoctoral visiting research fellow at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies. Her research focusses on the impact of protracted conflict, violence and displacement on young people in the Middle East. Caitlin completed her PhD (DPhil) in International Development at the Refugee Studies Centre and St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. Funded by the British Economic and Social Research Council, her doctoral research in the occupied Palestinian Territories studied the ways young refugees make decisions about their futures under severe political constraints, specifically considering choices around education, livelihoods, and migration. Her new post-doctoral project focuses specifically on the irregular migration strategies and networks of Palestinian refugee youth.
Committed to applying research to humanitarian practice and policy, she has worked extensively as a consultant and advisor with UNHCR, UNRWA, UNICEF and multiple NGOs in the Middle East. Caitlin holds an MA in Social Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies and is completing a Diploma in International Human Rights Law at the University of Nottingham. She is the founder and co-ordinator of the Palestine Junior Research Network, and the co-founder of an online project on ethnographic research methods, The New Ethnographer. Her working languages are English, Arabic and French.