Gabriel Garroum Pla
King’s College London (United Kingdom)
PhD Candidate (KCL), Teaching Assistant (KCL, ESADE)
Gabriel Garroum Pla is currently finishing an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded PhD in War Studies (King’s College London). Gabriel is an interdisciplinary researcher specialised in International Relations and Middle East Politics (BA Universitat Pompeu Fabra, MSc SOAS London). Born into a Syrian-Catalan family, his main research areas include political violence, critical IR theory, contemporary security issues, and critical geopolitics. Also he is a Teaching Assistant at ESADE and often contributes to different Spanish and International media outlets regarding the politics of the Middle East (for a list of contributions see reorientats.com).
He is also a member of the Research Centre in International Relations (King's College London) and co-director of "Això era casa meva/This Was My Home "(2019), a documentary on the Syrian civil war premiered at the British Film Institute. He has lived in Spain, the United Kingdom, Turkey, and Lebanon.
Background and education
- (2014) MSc Middle East Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
- (2012) BA Political Science, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
- 2016-2020. Doctoral grant awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of the United Kingdom.
Invited lectures and conference talks
- Gabriel Garroum, “Whose Aleppo? The Politics of Representing, Experiencing, and Researching the City at War”, presented at the Millennium Annual Conference, 19-20 October 2019, London, United Kingdom.
- Gabriel Garroum, “The Everyday Impact of Foreign Presence in Wartime Urban Spaces: Lived Experiences and Political Subjectivity in Aleppo and Damascus”, presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, 27-30 March 2019, Toronto, Canada.