MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Dr. Hilary Gilbert
Doctorate, University of Manchester, UK
Current or most recent Employer

Research Fellow

University of Nottingham
Time in Post - 5

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise


Disciplinary or professional background

Anthropology, Development (applied)

Contact Info

+44 (0)1476 585979

School of Life Sciences University of Nottingham University Park Nottingham NG7 2RD UK
Current Areas of Policy Interest

Poverty or deprivation reduction ( 10 years )

Poverty or deprivation measurement ( 10 years )

Economic development ( 10 years )


Academic publications
Gilbert HC & al Jebaali M (2012) ‘Not philanthropists but revolutiories’: Promoting Bedouin participation in the ‘new Egypt’: a case study from South Sii. 49 pp. Voices on Arab Philanthropy and Civic Engagement Working Paper. Cairo: American University in Cairo. Gilbert HC (2013a) ‘Bedouin overgrazing’ and conservation politics: Challenging ideas of pastoral destruction in South Sii. Biological Conservation 160(2): 59-69 Gilbert HC (2013b )Trapped by tatriiz: Bedouin handicrafts and margilization in South Sii. Textile 11(2):128-139 Gilbert HC (2013c) ture=Life: Environmental identity as resistance in South Sii. Nomadic Peoples 17(2):40 -67

Academic conferences
Intertiol Society for Third Sector Research 2008, Barcelo: Walking a Tightrope in South Sii; Middle East Studies Association, Washington DC, 2011: Bedu and the price of 'development' in South Sii; Intertiol Society for Third Sector Research, Sie, 2012: Making Bedouin Voices Heard; Intertiol Union of Anthropological and Ethnographic Studies, Manchester, 2013: Environment = Life: Identity as Resistance in South Sii; Intertiol Society for Third Sector Research,Stockholm, 2016: Connecting Research & Practice for Global Community Philanthropy; Global Summit on Community Philanthropy, Johannesburg, 2016: #ShiftThePower: Community Philanthropy Promotes Effective Development

Professional or Trade Press
Gilbert HC (2013d) ‘The Mostery is our History’: Development, change and continuity for St Katherine’s Bedu. Siiticus (2013): 11-13 Gilbert HC (2014a) The Bedouin of St Katherine. Fortnightly Review, New Series. 6pp. Gilbert HC (2015) Further notes from South Sii. Fortnightly Review, New Series. 7pp. ShiftThePower: it's about time. Alliance Vol 21 No 4 Dec 2016 pp36-37



Social Media

Policy Reports
Gilbert HC (2014b) An Excluded Population: A Nuanced Approach to Sii’s Bedouin is Necessary to Secure the Region. 6pp plus appendices. Policy paper, Project on Middle East Democracy, Washington DC.

Consultancy Reports