Dr Francesca Burke
Applied Social Science
From 2012 to 2014, I was the Research Fellow at the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) based at the British Institute in Amman where I led the British Academy funded research project Higher Education in the Arab World: What role for the Social Sciences?
I completed my DPhil. (PhD) in Politics in 2012 at the University of Oxford. My supervisor was Professor Karma Nabulsi. My DPhil. thesis was passed without corrections by Professor Charles Tripp (SOAS) and Professor Marc Stears (Oxford).
From 2009-2010 I worked as Researcher on Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Palestinian Authority at Amnesty International’s International Secretariat, leading the organisation’s research on human rights violations in these areas.
I have also worked as a tutor for the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford and as a lecturer at the University of Jordan in Amman.
“High Cost Resistance: Student Activism in the First Intifada” in Resistance and the Practice of Rationality (eds.) Martin W. Bauer, Rom Harré and Carl Jensen (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013).
Reparations to Palestinian Refugees: A Comparative Perspective by Shahira Samy (London: Routledge, 2010) in Journal of Refugee Studies 25 (4): 586-587, 2012.
From Terrorism to Politics by Anisseh van Engeland and Rachael Rudolph, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008) in Millennium Journal of International Studies 38 (1): 192-193 2009.
Selected conference papers
‘Teaching about a Revolution: Learning about Local Politics at Cairo University’ British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Annual Conference, University of Sussex (16-18 June, 2014).
‘Educating Others as Empowerment: Palestinian Students in the UK,’ British Association for International and Comparative Education Conference, University of Cambridge (8-10 September, 2012).
I would welcome interest from potential postgraduate students in areas relating to Palestinian, Israeli, Jordanian and Egyptian politics, in particular studies of social movements and nationalism in these contexts.
2013 Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize (jointly awarded for the best PhD dissertation on a Middle Eastern topic in the Social Sciences or Humanities).