PhD Candidate in International Development, University of Oxford
Caitlin Procter is a PhD candidate in International Development based at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. Her doctoral research is funded by the British Economic and Social Research Council.
Her research interests lie in the impact of protracted conflict, violence and displacement on young people in the Middle East. Using an ethnographic approach, her doctoral research in the occupied Palestinian territories studies the ways young refugees make decisions about their futures under severe political constraints, specifically considering choices around education, livelihoods, and migration. During her research, Caitlin has worked with UNRWA, UNICEF and multiple NGOs in the Middle East. Before her doctorate, she worked in policy development and evaluation for the UNHCR in Geneva.
Caitlin holds an MA in Social Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a Diploma in International Human Rights Law from 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 anthropological research methods, The New Ethnographer.