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Dr Karen Abi-Ezzi

Assistant Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Social Sciences
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Emailk.abi-ezzi@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 235238

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

Professional activities

  • ¬†University of Kent - MA
  • ¬†University of Kent - PhD
  • BBC World Service -
  • NGO -
  • Programme & Module Management: Peace Studies Management Team
  • Research Group Leadership: Peace Studies Programme Revision Task Group
  • Other: Peace Studies Bursaries Committee
  • Research: Peace research yielded by an inter-disciplinary study of linkages between fear, empathy and compassion.
  • Research: Exploring how the web can be used as a conflict resolution/management tool

Publications

Book Chapters
TitleMusic and Conflict Transformation (2015)
AuthorsKaren Abi-Ezzi
JournalMusic and Conflict Transformation
PublisherI.B. Tauris
 
TitleBeyond Settlement: Making Peace Last after Civil Conflict (2008)
AuthorsKaren Abi-Ezzi
JournalBeyond Settlement: Making Peace Last after Civil Conflict
PublisherFairleigh Dickinson University Press
 
Other Publications
Other typeBook Review
TitlePeace Processes: A Sociological Approach (2010)
AuthorsKaren Abi-Ezzi
PublisherTimes Higher Education
 
Other typeBook Review
TitleInside Lebanon: a journey to a shattered land with Noam Chomsky and Carol Chomsky. Edited by Assaf Khoury (2008)
AuthorsKaren Abi-Ezzi
PublisherBlackwell Publishing/Royal Institute of International Affairs
 
Other typeArticle
TitleA Strategy Against Hezbollah that has backfired badly (2006)
AuthorsKaren Abi-Ezzi
 
Other typeNewspaper Articles
TitleA Victor who must still win over his people (2005)
AuthorsKaren Abi-Ezzi
PublisherYorkshire Post
 
Other typeNewspaper Articles
TitleWhat Turned Four Young Men into Pitiless Killers? (2005)
AuthorsKaren Abi-Ezzi
PublisherYorkshire Post
 
Other typeNewspaper Articles
TitlePalestine at the Crossroads (2004)
AuthorsKaren Abi-Ezzi
PublisherYorkshire Post