Our research


Gender and Settler Colonialism: Women's Oral Histories in the Naqab

The project “Gender and Settler Colonialism: Women’s Oral Histories in the Naqab”contributes to the AHRC’s highlight notice “Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past”, and, specifically, to its thematic focus on “global trauma/conflict and transitions to new futures.” By collecting, analysing and preserving the oral histories of Naqab Bedouin women in Israel, who have been subjected to discriminatory settler-colonial policies by the Israeli state for more than 60 years now, the project hopes to strengthen this indigenous community’s historical and cultural consciousness, and thus their struggle for a just future. 

Palestinian Refugees' Strategies of Conflict Resolution: Reconciling Citizenship Rights and Return

A joint project with Dr. Ruba Salih (SOAS). It is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation ‘s Special Programme on "Security, Society, and the State."

The project investigates how Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon reconcile citizenship strategies with their right to return. By counteracting their classic image as marginal subjects, Palestinian refugees are important conflict resolution actors: they are protagonists of new forms of political mobilisation, and catalysts of innovative non-territorial conceptualisations of citizenship and the nation-state.

Towards a Common Archive / Video Testimonies by Zionist Fighters in 1948

In Tel-Aviv, the ECPS together with a local NGO Zochrot organised an exhbition and interactive archive under a project initiated by the ECPS under the name The Common Archive. A pilot project of this archive was funded by the AHRC.  ECPS is now preparing a grant for a major project on this subject.   Exhibition Page.


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