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Philip Proudfoot


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Research interests

I am a British Academy Post-Doctoral fellow at Bath. Previously, I was Assistant Director of CBRL Amman, one of the British Academy's International Research Institute's and part of The Council for British Research in the Levant. 

My background is in political anthropology, where I am a specialist in Syria & Lebanon. My work examines issues of forced migration, humanitarianism, civil war, gender and sexuality, and working-class culture  

I have just completed a book manuscript that describes the lives of Syrian migrant labourers in Beirut during the Syrian uprising and civil war. I am now working on my British Academy sponsored post-doctoral research, which examines activist humanitarians responding to the European refugee 'crisis.' 


  • Syria
  • Social Anthropology
  • Lebanon
  • War
  • Refugee
  • Disaster
  • Civil War
  • Gender
  • Sexuality

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academy Social Sciences
civil war Social Sciences
working class culture Social Sciences
humanitarianism Social Sciences
Syria Social Sciences
Lebanon Social Sciences
research facility Social Sciences
assistant Social Sciences

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Projects 2019 2021

Research Output 2017 2019

Lebanon Can't Give Him a Future: Revolutionary Subjectivity and Syrian Rebel-Workers in Beirut

Proudfoot, P., 2019, Syria: From National Independence to Proxy War. Matar, L. & Kadri, A. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 133-158 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Agriculture in the Fertile Crescent, from the deep past to the modern conflict

Proudfoot, P. & Bradbury, J., 21 Jun 2018, British Academy Review , 33, p. 35-38 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access

The Smell of Blood: Accumulation by dispossession, resistance and the language of populist uprising in Syria

Proudfoot, P., 12 Jun 2017, In : City. 21, 3-4, p. 483-502 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle