Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen









Veronica Ferreri

Employment | Education | Fellowships and Grants | Teaching Experience | Conference and Workshop Participation | Book Review | Non-refereed Publication

nach oben


Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin. Postdoctoral Fellow, Project “Normality and Crisis: Memories of Everyday Life in Syria as a Chance for a New Start in Germany”


SOAS, University of London. Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies

Education nach oben


SOAS, University of London.
PhD Candidate in Middle Eastern Politics.
Thesis: A Permanent State of Loss. War and Displacement in Syria and Lebanon.
Internal Committee: Prof Salwa Ismail; Prof Laleh Khalili.


SOAS, University of London.
MA in Migration and Diaspora studies.
Dissertation: We talk Syria, we dream Syria, we cry Syria: Narratives of the State in the Syrian Diaspora


Cà Foscari University, Venice.
MA in Southwest Asia: language, culture and institutions.
Dissertation: The Somali Diaspora in Syria.


Institut Francais du Proche-Orient in association (IFPO), Damascus
Research-oriented programme in Arabic, Advanced Level.


University of Genoa, Genoa.
BA in Arabic language and Anthropology

Fellowships and Grants nach oben


Bucerius PhD Fellowship – Trajectories of Change Programme. Die Zeit Stiftung.


Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Beirut-based Orient-Institut - Max Weber Stiftung.


Full Funding Grant – Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Syracuse University.

Teaching Experience nach oben


Graduate Teaching Assistant. Dept. of Politics, SOAS.
Course in Government and Politics in the Middle East (BA course, Term 1-2)
Violence, Justice and Politics of Memory (MA course, Term 1)


Writing Tutor. Learning and Teaching Development Unit. SOAS.
Leading one-to-one tutorials for essay and dissertation writing for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.


Lecturer. Conflict and Development Summer School. Dept. of Development Studies. SOAS.

Conference and Workshop Participation


“Inhabiting a ‘State of Permanent Loss’ between the Syrian Revolution and the Refugee Crisis.” International Workshop “Representations of Change: Time, Space, and Power in Qualitative Research on the Mena Region and Europe”. Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Phillips-Universitat, Marburg.


“Fear, Apathy and the New Order of Things. Displaced Syrians and the Reconfiguration of the Asylum Regime in Lebanon”. Centre for Diaspora and Migration Studies, SOAS, University of London.


“The Camp is the Home of Our Exile: Social Intimacy, Normality and the Power of (unofficial) Documents”. III ACSS Conference “State, Sovereignty and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging Historical and theoretical approaches”, Beirut.


“Ordering the Syrian Displacement: Dispossession and the Power of Documents”. Graduate Migration Research Seminar Series. University of Cambridge.


Participant at the Summer Academy “Reconfiguring the (Non-)Political. Performing and Narrating Change and Continuity”. Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Phillips-Universitat, Marburg. Tunis.


“On the porousness of borders. Warfare, bureaucracy and governmental practices in the shadow of the Syrian displacement in Lebanon”. BRISMES Conference “Networks: Connecting the Middle East through Time, Space and Cyberspace”. University of Lampeter.


“Faces of Displacement. Constructions of the self and discourses about refugee-ness across the Mediterranean region”, panel organizer. SeSaMO XIII annual conference “Migrants: Communities, borders, memories, conflicts”, Catania.


“On the porousness of borders. Warfare, bureaucracy and governmental practices in the shadow of the Syrian displacement in Lebanon”. International conference “The State of Lebanon”, Orient-Institut Beirut.


“Trajectories of Lebanon’s Policy of Syrian Displacement. Official documents, violence and Syrians’ imaginaries of the Syrian state”. Trajectories of Change’s Conference, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius Centre, Hamburg.


Khidan li-Adhan, Walls have ears, even in the diaspora. Syrians in London”. International Refugee Conference, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.


“The al-Assad Regime through a Diasporic Lens”. Postgraduate Conference “The Syrian Uprising: Drivers and Dynamics” Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St Andrews.

Book Review

“Review of Borders, Asylum and Global Non-Citizenship. The Other Side of the Fence”. Nordic Journal of Migration Research 2016:1, pp. 69-70.

Non-refereed Publication

“Sono qui per vivere una vita senza vita: donne somale a Damasco, Siria” in DEP Deportate, esuli e profughe,2012:18-19, pp. 78-98.