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Centre for Gender Studies

Professor Nadje Al-Ali



Nadje Al-Ali
Centre for Gender Studies

Research Admissions and PhD Tutor

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


SOAS Food Studies Centre

Member, SOAS Food Studies Centre

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies


Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)


Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)


Professor Nadje Al-Ali
Email address:
+44 (0)20 7898 4547
+44 (0)20 7898 4399
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
Office Hours:
Wednesdays 10-11am and Thursdays 3-4pm


Professor Nadje Al Ali's Inaugural Lecture: On Not Travelling Lightly: Transnational feminist journeys to and from the Middle East

Professor Nadje Al-Ali - Gendering the Arab Spring

Professor Nadje Al-Ali - Female Iraqi Academics In Post-Invasion Iraq: Roles, Challenges and Capacities


Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Aida Al Kaisy, A comparative study of the production practices of the mass media of a country in conflict, Iraq.
  • Michelle Lokot, Working title: Femininities and Masculinities Among Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Constructions, Normative Behaviour and Negotiations
  • Nydia A. Swaby, Becoming Black: gender and the meanings of blackness in contemporary Britain
  • S. Paniz Musawi Natanzi, Young Women’s Visual Knowledge Production in Kabul: Making Contemporary Art in Times of On-going Insecurities
  • Sabiha Allouche, (working title) Emotional Capital and the Making of Dissident Bodies in Lebanon
  • Valeria Dessi, Wiring presence: women's rights and digital narratives among young women activists in Egypt (2005-present)


Women & gender in the Middle East; women’s movements and feminism in Middle East; secularism and Islamism; transnational migration, diaspora mobilization; gendering violence, war and peace; history of Iraqi women; impact of sanctions, war and occupation on Iraqi women, Iraq.


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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • Near and Middle East
Country Expertise


Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Al-Ali, Nadje and Al-Najjar, Deborah, eds. (2013) We Are Iraqis: Aesthetics and Politics in a Time of War. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press. (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East)

Book Chapters

Al-Ali, Nadje (2012) 'The Iraqi Women's Movement: Past and Contemporary Perspectives.' In: Arenfeldt, Pernille and Golley, Nawar, (eds.), Mapping Arab Women's Movements: A Century of Transformations Within. Cairo: AUC Press, pp. 93-110.


Al-Ali, Nadje (2013) 'Feminist Dilemmas in (Counter-)revolutionary Egypt.' Nordic JOurnal of Feminist and gender Research, 21 (4). pp. 312-316.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2012) 'Gendering the Arab Spring.' Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 5 (1). pp. 26-31.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2011) 'Iraqi Women: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.' Orient: German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture in the Middle East, 52 . pp. 32-38.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2011) 'A Feminist Perspective on the Iraq War.' Works & Days, 29 . pp. 99-114.

Al-Ali, Nadje and Pratt, Nicola (2011) 'Between Nationalism and Women’s Rights: the Kurdish Women’s Movement in Iraq.' Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 4 (3). pp. 339-355.


Al-Ali, Nadje and Al-Jeboury, Irada and Al-Enezy, Inass and Al-Dujaili, Huda (2012) Female Iraqi Academics In Post-Invasion Iraq: Roles, Challenges & Capacities. London.

Al-Ali, Nadje and Muhammed, Muzhda and Kareem, Hataw and Salih, Dlaram and Akreyi, Kawther (2012) Female Iraqi Academics In Iraqi Kurdistan: Roles, Challenges & Capacities.


Al-Ali, Nadje (2012) 'Why I am here?' In: Tackling Trident: Academics against Weapons of Mass Destruction. London: Irene Publishing. pp. 261-265.

Amir-Moazami, Schirin and Jacobsen, Christine and Malik, Maleiha and Al-Ali, Nadje, eds. (2011) 'Islam in Europe.' Feminist Review, 98 . Palgrave. pp. 1-189.

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