Welcome to my Anti Got Lost Space
This website belongs to Nadine Hassouneh, currently a Co-PI and Postdoctoral Researcher on “The Bad Project: Knowledge and Aid Beyond the Project Economy” at Tampere University, Finland. The website serves as an archive to avoid loss of content in virtual space (thus gotlost.space) due to conclusion of projects, expiry of web hostings, new jobs, no space on CV, or anything else (imagined or unimagined).
My main research interests include Displacement, Syrian Conflict, Critical Humanitarian Studies, Conflict and Security, Peace Studies, (Stateless) Diaspora Studies, and Language & Context Specific Methodologies.
Upon completing a PhD in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent, I opted for a “hands-on” approach to investigating conflict in order to expand my ability to comprehend context-specific experiences and to widen my understandings of conflict, security and displacement. Working at International NGOs responding to the Syrian crisis from various hubs across the region (to include Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey) was an experience that enriched me on the personal and professional levels, and was complementary to my growth as a researcher and communicator of information. Although revolutionary at the time, working remotely was the norm of programming in a conflict-ridden country. The skills learnt, be it personal or technical, throughout that mode of work proved to be invaluable during the COVID-19 pandemic where remote digital methods became the sole option to conducting otherwise in-person fieldwork. Besides granting me the opportunity to become a Visiting Researcher at the University of Helsinki’s EuroStorie Center of Excellence and an Honorary Fellow at the British Institute/Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), my professional experience also opened the door to informally mentor PhD researchers working on Syria and inform academic as well as non-academic audiences on the situation in the country as it unfolded. Upon my return to academia in 2020, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Human Geography at the University of Leeds – UK, on the ESRC funded project GLiTCH (Governing Life through Technology, Connectivity, & Humanitarianism).