Géraldine Chatelard is a social anthropologist and historian of the contemporary Middle East, currently an Associate Researcher with the Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo) in Amman. She is co-directing two international academic research program: one on “Development as public policy in the Arab world” (funded by a grant from the French national agency for research - ANR), the other on “Refugees and displaced from Iraq: taking the decision to leave” (funded by Ifpo and the Refugee Studies Center, Oxford University). She completed a Ph.D. in historical anthropology at the Ecoles des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. She has been living and doing research in the Middle East for over 17 years.
- “The Politics of Population Movements in Contemporary Iraq: A Research Agenda”, in R. Bocco, J. Tejet and P. Sluglett (eds.) Writing the History of Iraq: Historiographical and Political Challenges (London: World Scientific Publishers/Imperial College Press, 2010).
- “Jordan: A Refugee Haven”, Migration Information Source (Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute, 2010).
- “What visibility conceals. Re-embedding Refugee Migration from Iraq”, in D. Chatty and B. Finlayson (eds.) Dispossession and Displacement: Forced Migration in the Middle East and North Africa (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 17-44.
- “Cross-Border Mobility of Iraqi Refugees”, Forced Migration Review, special issue “Adapting to Urban Displacement,” No. 34 (February 2010). pp. 60-61.
- “Regional Perspectives on Iraqi Displacement: A Research Report and Discussion Paper”, with H. Misconi, in Resolving Iraqi Displacement: Humanitarian and Development Perspectives (Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 2009), pp. 9-26.
- “Protection, mobility and livelihood challenges of displaced Iraqis in urban settings in Jordan”, with O. El-Abed and K. Washington. Report for the International Catholic Migration Commission and the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs. (Geneva: ICMC 2009)
- “Migration from Iraq between the Gulf and the Iraq Wars (1990-2003): Historical and Sociospacial Dimensions”, Working Paper 09-68, COMPAS - Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (Oxford University, 2009).
- “La présence irakienne en Syrie et en Jordanie. Dynamiques sociales et spatiales, et modes de gestion par les pays d’accueil”, with M. K. Doraï, Maghreb-Machrek (Paris), special issue “Migration dans le monde arabe,” n° 199 (2009), pp. 43-60.
- “Jordan’s Transient Iraqi Guests: Transnational Dynamics and National Agenda”, in MEI Viewpoints, special issue on “Iraq’s Refugee and IDP Crisis: Human toll and implications” (Washington, DC: The Middle East Institute). Revised version (2009): “Iraqis in Jordan: elusive numbers, uncertain future.”
- “Iraqi asylum migrants in Jordan : conditions, religious networks and the smuggling process”, in G. Borjas and J. Crisp (eds.), Poverty, International Migration and Asylum, Studies in Development Economics and Policy (Basingstoke: Palgrave Mcmillan, 2005), pp. 341-370.
- “From one war to another. Iraqi emigration to Jordan”, ISIM Newsletter (Leiden), n°13 (2003), pp. 26-27.
- “Jordan as a transit country: semi-protectionist immigration policies and their effects on Iraqi forced migrants”, New Issues in Refugee Research, n°61 (Geneva: UNHCR, 2002).