Mareah Peoples


Mareah Peoples
Mareah Peoples left PRIO in 2011. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

Egypt, the Rafah Border, and the Prospect of Gaza




2009  The American University in Cairo: Master of Arts in Middle East Studies (Cairo, Egypt)

2003  Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology (Indiana, Pennsylvania)

1999  Central Dauphin East High School: College Prep (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)

1993  Dar-Al Tarbia: Humanities (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)



2011--->     Peace Research Institute Oslo(PRIO)   Researcher on the Middle East

2009-2010  Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO): Internship

2008-2009  American City College (Cairo, Egypt): High school History Teacher

2006-2008  Private Tutor(Cairo, Egypt): Education training

2005-2005  The American  University in Cairo: Teacher Assistan

2002-2003  Miami University Law School Office of Admissions and Recruitment: Administrative Assistant                                                 


Research Projects

2011 Egypt at the Rafah Border and the Prosepct of Gaza

2009  MA Thesis: Biblical Myths in Israeli Society and the Construction of Margins: The Transformation of the Palestinian Cultural Landscape


Related Activities

2011 Fieldwork: Egypt (Cairo, Alexandria, El-Arish, Rafah)

2008 Fieldwork: West Bank

2007 Fieldwork: Jerusalem, Israel

2006 Student Delegation: Palestine/Israel



English:   Native Language

Arabic:   Proficient



Recent publications

All publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Peoples, Mareah (2011) Street Harassment in Cairo: A Symptom of Disintegrating Social Structures , The African Anthropologist 15(1): 1–20.

PRIO Policy Brief

Peoples, Mareah (2012) Egypt, the Rafah Border and the Prospects for Gaza, PRIO Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Peoples, Mareah (2012) Egypt at the Rafah Border and the Prospects for Gaza, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.