Melissa Gatter is Lecturer in International Development at the University of Sussex. Her research centres on the anthropology of forced migration, development, and time in the Middle East, particularly the intersection of time, space, and aid in refugee camps in Jordan and beyond. Melissa consults on development programs across the Middle East and has worked in communications and in the field for leading aid agencies in Jordan, including Save the Children.
Lecturer in International Development, University of Sussex
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sheffield
University of Cambridge, PhD, Middle Eastern Studies
Preserving Order: Narrating Resilience as Threat in Azraq Refugee Camp , Territory, Politics, Governance
Thinking beyond gendered challenges: Experiences of a (female) aid worker-ethnographer in Jordan’s refugee camps, Refugee Review
Rethinking the lessons from Za'tari refugee camp, Forced Migration Review
Restoring childhood: Humanitarianism and growing up Syrian in Za’tari refugee camp, Contemporary Levant