PhD student secures £2k grant for legal fieldwork research
12 February 2018
Kent Law School doctoral research student Mia Tamarin has secured a grant of £2,200 for fieldwork research in Israel and Palestine.
Mia began her PhD in Law at Kent in 2016. Her research investigates how the law/capitalism nexus shapes our understanding and management of water. The PhD Fieldwork Grant, awarded by the Socio-Legal Study Association, will enable Mia to ground her theoretical framework within a case-study on the use and management of water in Israel and Palestine. She plans to conduct semi-structured interviews with government officials and leading NGO executives involved with different levels of water policy-making, in both countries.
Mia pays particular attention in her research to a process she describes as 'water commodification' and will be looking to see how this process manifests in the conflict over water in Palestine-Israel.
In addition to being hugely instrumental in enabling Mia to undertake the fieldwork element of her project, Mia says the grant will also enable her to pursue the socio-legal dimension of her research more solidly overall.