Nancy is a teacher, drama practitioner and researcher. She started her career in education focusing on teaching English as a foreign language to young refugees at UNRWA schools in Gaza, Palestine. Nancy has five years' experience working as a teacher at UNRWA schools while taking a role as a drama practitioner and researcher in different projects within local institutions in Gaza.
Since then, she has developed a passion for carrying out teaching and research in three main areas; pedagogy, education and social justice, and human rights/human rights education for marginalized groups. Nancy has a PhD in critical discourse analysis of human rights education for young Palestinian refugees.
She has published a book review on Palestinian women’s political activism in Palestine, Journal of Women’s Studies International Forum. Nancy is in the process of publishing a research paper on decolonizing the human rights education curriculum in Palestine, Journal of Social Issues.
Further research interests include postcolonial/decolonial research, gender inequalities, collective memories and diasporic identities, and refugee rights and resettlement processes. She is working on attracting funding for a project that aims at deploying embodied research methodologies in researching life stories of marginalized children/adults.