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Caitlin is a DPhil candidate at the Oxford Department of International Development and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University. Her doctorate is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
During her research, Caitlin has worked with UNRWA, UNICEF and multiple NGOs in the Middle East. She is the founder and coordinator of the Palestine Junior Research Network; a member of the Oxford Children’s Rights Network; and is the co-founder of an online project on ethnographic research methods, The New Ethnographer. Caitlin is reading for a Diploma in International Human Rights Law at the University of Nottingham alongside her Doctorate.
Before arriving at Oxford, Caitlin worked for UNHCR where she held roles in policy development and evaluation on the Syrian response in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey; and on Refugee Status Determination in Kenya. She holds a Masters degree in Social Anthropology of Development from SOAS and a Bachelors degree in Music from the University of Newcastle.