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Karma Nabulsi

MPhil, DPhil


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Karma Nabulsi is Fellow in Politics at St Edmund Hall and lectures at the University of Oxford. She is the Library Fellow at the Hall, and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR). Her research includes 18th and 19th century political thought, the laws of war, and the politics of Palestinian refugees, representation, and democracy. She is publishes in academic journals such as Annales, Etudes Philosophiques, the Journal of Political Ideologies, Government and Opposition, the European Journal of Political Theory. She directed and is editor of the register of civic needs for Palestinian refugees and exiles: Palestinians Register: Laying Foundations and Setting Directions (2006), and was director of the national civic voter registration drive from 2011-14.

Karma recently completed a British Academy sponsored research programme that is hosted at the DPIR. Established in collaboration with museums, universities, and research institutes across the global south, it provides an bilingual open-access digital humanities teaching resource, with an online course, on the Palestinian movement during the anti-colonial period of the 1950s-1970s, and can be found at learnpalestine.politics.ox.ac.uk

Karma was formerly Open Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College and Jean Monnet Fellow in the History and Civilisation Dept of the European University Institute, and she completed her doctorate at Balliol College.

In 2016 she won OUSU’s Special Recognition Award, in 2017 won the Guardian Higher Education Network’s ‘Inspiring Leader’ Award sponsored by HSBC, and is UCU’s Equality Officer at the University.

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