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PhD projects

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict Conflict and activism Critical border studies Critical security studies Geography and gender identities Geography and queer/LGBT identities The geography of time and futurity

20062019

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Personal profile

Research Interests

I am a cultural and political geographer with particular interest in critical perspectives on security, processes of border making, geographies of embodiment, critical cultural analysis and feminist and queer theory. My research examined the use of border making technologies in the Israeli control over the occupied Palestinian territory. I also research political activism and the securitization of public spaces. Prior research projects of mine included analysis of modes of embodiment and the political and social implications of the new reproductive technologies.

Achievements

Senior Research Fellow, The Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice (2015-2016)

Teaching

GAP7413 Geographies of Security and Securitisation (Designer and Convener)
GAP1011 Human Geography in the Modern World
GAP3074 Geographies of Contested Spaces (Designer and Convener)
GAP2054 Cultural and Political Geography
GAP7402 Introduction to Critical Geography
GAP7406 Research Methods and Design

Other

PhD Supervision

Rachael Barbour: Conflict transformation through space transformation: mapping peace-building in Jerusalem and Nicosia (First Supervisor)

Danial Webster: Beyond the Click: Re-Envisioning Public Engagement with Online Space (First Supervisor)

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Research Output

Regret on the horizon: on anticipated regret and the business of egg freezing

Amir, M., 30 Sep 2019, Time Temporalities and Motherhood. McNiven, A. & Colls, R. (eds.). Ashgate Publishing Ltd., p. 1-18

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

לתמוך בברקזיט מהקצה השמאלי של המפה הפוליטית בבריטניה

Translated title of the contribution: On the Support for Brexit from the LeftAmir, M., 05 Feb 2019, Local Call.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article

Open Access

קריסת הממשל בצפון אירלנד אפשרה אישור הפלות ונישואי להט"ב

Translated title of the contribution: The Decriminalisation of Abortions and the Introduction of Equal Marriage in Northern IrelandAmir, M., 11 Oct 2019, Local Call.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article

Open Access

In-secure identities: On the securitization of abnormality

Amir, M. & Kotef, H., 01 Apr 2018, In : Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 36, 2, p. 236-254

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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    Israel’s changing attitudes to antisemitism revealed after Pittsburgh shooting

    Amir, M., 31 Oct 2018, The Conversation.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article

    Prizes

    International Engagement Fund Award (£23,000)

    Merav Amir (Recipient), 01 Jan 2014

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Senior Research Fellow, ISCTSJ

    Merav Amir (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    The Florence Howe Award for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

    Merav Amir (Recipient), 2007

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    Global Change, Peace and Security (Journal)

    Merav Amir (Peer reviewer)
    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Austrian Science Fund (External organisation)

    Merav Amir (Advisor)
    2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of board

    Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers (Journal)

    Merav Amir (Peer reviewer)
    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Geografiska Annaler (Journal)

    Merav Amir (Guest editor)
    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Student recruitment, Northern Ireland higher education exhibition

    Merav Amir (Presenter)
    28 Feb 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesHosting a school group or open day

    Press / Media

    Brexit: The World’s Most Complicates Divorce Settlement

    Merav Amir

    13/02/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Rising concerns over anti-Semitism in the West

    Merav Amir

    18/11/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    הבעיה האמיתית עם שער מגזין "טיים"

    Merav Amir

    14/05/2012

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    German railway nixes Israel rail project

    Merav Amir

    05/10/2011

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Maatschappelijk verantwoord onderdrukken

    Merav Amir

    07/10/2009

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research