This is an overview of the research projects I have conducted individually and the project consortia under which I have conducted joint research.

 

For more information please consult the hyperlinks provided or contact me via contact@norastel.com

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND GRANTS

 

 

2019     |     INSTITUTIONAL ALIGNMENT/CONTEXTUALIZATION STUDY

Safe and Sound: A School-Based Psychosocial Support Program for Refugee Adolescents.

Financed by: NUFFIC.

Hosted by: The Centre for Civic Engagement and Community Service at the AmericanUniversity of Beirut, Lebanon.


2017-2018     |     POST-DOC, GOTHENBURG UNIVERSITY

Refugee Governance in Lebanon: Hybrid Political Order and the Politics of Uncertainty.

Financed by: A Niels Stensen Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

Hosted by: The program for Governance and Local Development at Gothenburg University.

 

2012-2017     |     PHD, UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

Governing the Gatherings: The Interactions between Lebanese State Institutions and Palestinian Authorities in the Hybrid Political Order of South Lebanon's Informal Palestinian Refugee Settlements.

Fieldwork financed by: The Lutfia Rabbani Foundation, Hendrik Mullerfonds, and Yale University's program on Governance and Local Development.

Hosted by: The Centre for Conflict Studies, Utrecht University.

Institutional support from: Maastricht School of Management and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut.

 

2017     |     SUPERPROFDOC, ERAMUS+

Studying best practices in the supervision of modern professional doctorates.

Financed by: The European Commission.

Hosted by: Maastricht School of Management.

Role: Representative member.

 

 

2016-2017     |     WOMEN'S ROLE IN PEACE AND SECURITY IN KURDISH SELF-ADMINISTERED AREAS IN SYRIA

Financed by: NWO (Netherlands Academic Association) - Applied Research Fund for Security and Rule of Law.

Hosted by: The Centre for Conflict Studies at Utrecht University.

Role: Context advisor.

 

2016     |     PLURAL SECURITY IN URBAN LEBANON

Financed by NWO (Netherlands Academic Association) - Applied Research Fund for Security and Rule of Law.

Hosted by: The Centre for Conflict Studies at Utrecht University.

Role: Representative member.

 

2015     |     CONFLICT AND ENVIRONMENT IN NORTH LEBANON

Conflict and Environment in North Lebanon: Vulnerability and Resilience from a Multi-Disciplinary Perspective.

Financed by: NWO-WOTRO (Netherlands Academic Association) - Science for Global Development.

Hosted by: Twente University.

Role: Co-editor of the project outputs.

 

2012     |     ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION, AND PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT IN LEBANON

Financed and hosted by: The United Nations University's Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT).

Role: Consulting research fellow.

 

2009-2012     |     MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PROCESSES, SERVICE DELIVERY AND STATE INSTITUTIONS

Financed by: The Peace, Security, and Development Network.

Hosted by the Centre for Conflict Studies at Utrecht University, Maastricht School of Management, and the Palestinian Hydrology Group (Ramallah, Palestine).

Role: Consortium member.