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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

27 February 2024
Melissa Gatter, an alumna of FAMES, recently received the Alixa Naff prize for her monograph, drawing on the research that she undertook in FAMES. Melissa held a CIS Studentship during her PhD (2016-2020) at FAMES, during which time Prof Anderson was her supervisor.

Melissa completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2020. Time and Power in Azraq Refugee Camp is her debut book.

Dr. Melissa Gatter is a Lecturer in Anthropology and International Development at the University of Sussex. Her research centers on the anthropology of forced migration and development in the Middle East, particularly the intersection of time, space, and aid in refugee camps in Jordan and beyond. She has also worked and consulted for leading aid agencies in Jordan, including Save the Children and CARE International. 

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