Dawn Chatty was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2015. She is Emeritus Professor in Anthropology and Forced Migration and former Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. She is a social anthropologist with long experience in the Middle East as a university teacher, development practitioner, and advocate for indigenous rights. She has worked with various international agencies including UNDP, UNICEF, FAO, IFAD, and USAID. Professor Chatty’s research interests include nomadic pastoralism and conservation, gender and development, health, illness and culture, and coping strategies of refugee youth and their care givers in prolonged conflict and forced migration. Her most recent book is Displacement and Dispossession in the Modern Middle East Cambridge University Press, 2010. She is currently working on a book manuscript provisionally entitled Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State.