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Biography

Karen Abi-Ezzi returned to Peace Studies to work full-time in the summer of 2013 after an extended period of absence (maternity leave 2011-2013). She resumed her role as Director of the MA programme which she has held since 2009 and continues to lecture on theories of mediation and conflict resolution - and particularly on new areas for research uncovered by the application of social constructionism and discourse analysis to the study of processes of mediation; Middle East politics including the Arab Spring, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Lebanese politics and the role NGOs have played in processes of national reconciliation, democracy and processes of democratisation, multiculturalism, political theories and ideologies and on research methods.

Research

Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Lebanon, social constructionism and discourse analysis, theories of conflict resolution