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Centre for Gender Studies

Professor Nadje Al-Ali

PhD(London)

Overview

Nadje Al-Ali
Centre for Gender Studies

Professor of Gender Studies

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

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SOAS Food Studies Centre

Member, SOAS Food Studies Centre

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

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Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

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Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)

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Name:
Professor Nadje Al-Ali
Email address:
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7898 4547
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+44 (0)20 7898 4399
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
452A
Office Hours:
By appointment only

Biography

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

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Biye Gao, The politics of reproduction in contemporary rural China
  • Lara Momesso, Analysing marriage migrants' social movements: three case studies of Chinese spouses in Taipei
  • Leyli I. Behbahani, Iranian Feminisms: Local and Global Intersecting (working title)
  • Muna Hersi, ‘The Veil of Theory’ in understanding what makes rape financially negotiable in Somaliland.
  • Mustecaplioglu Emine Merve, Beyond Harem: The case of Muhtesem Yuzyil
  • Najwa Mroue, The Female Image in Contemporary Lebanese Music Videos (working title)
  • Nydia Swaby, Gendering Political Blackness: The Diasporic Dimensions of Black Women’s Politics and Activism
  • Ozlem Caliskan Ozen, Challanges and Resistances Against Militarism: Women in Turkey
  • 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)
  • Yusra Khreegi, Gender and "the Woman Question" in the Thought of Muhammad 'Abduh

Research

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.

Expertise

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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
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Al-Ali, Nadje and Pratt, Nicola (2009) What kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation in Iraq. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2009) Irakli Kadinlarin: Anlatilmayan Öyküsü 1948'Den Bugüne. Istanbul, Turkey: ILETIŞIM.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2009) Mujeres iraquíes. Historias nunca contadas desde 1948 hasta la actualidad. Barcelona: Sirpus.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2007) Iraqi Women: Untold Stories From 1948 to the Present. London; New York: Zed Books.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2006) Al-‘almaniya, al-naw wa al-dawla fi shark al-awsat: al-haraka al-nissaiya fi’ misr. Cairo, Egypt: Supreme Council of Culture.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2000) Secularism, Gender & the State in the Middle East: The Egyptian Women's Movement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Cambridge Middle East Studies; 14)

Al-Ali, Nadje (1994) Gender Writing/Writing Gender: The representation of women in a selection of modern Egyptian literature. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press.

Edited Books

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)

Al-Ali, Nadje and Pratt, Nicola, eds. (2009) Women and War in the Middle East. London; New York: Zed Books.

Al-Ali, Nadje and Koser, Khalid, eds. (2002) New Approaches to Migration: Transnationalism and Transformations of Home. London; New York: Routledge. (Routledge Research in Transnationalism)

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 and Pratt, Nicola (2011) 'Iraq's Triple Challenge: State, Nation, and Democracy.' In: Burnell, Peter and Randall, Vicky and Rakner, Lise, (eds.), Politics in the Developing World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 406-416.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2010) 'The War on Terror and Women's Rights in Iraq.' In: Robben, Antonius C.G.M., (ed.), Iraq at a Distance: What Anthroplogists Can teach us About the War. University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 57-79.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2010) 'Diasporas and gender.' In: Knott, Kim and McLoughlin, Sean, (eds.), Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, Identities. London & New York: Zed Books, pp. 118-122.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2008) 'Afterword.' In: Al-Qazwini, Iqbal, (ed.), Zubaida's Window: A Novel of Iraqi Exile. New York: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, pp. 123-135.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2008) 'Women & gender in political transition in Iraq post-2003.' In: Gozzi, Gustavo and Salih, Ruba, (eds.), (RI)Construzione Politica, Societa Civile E Cooperazione In Medioriente. L'Harmattan Italia, pp. 46-64.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2007) 'Gender, Diaporas and Post Cold war Conflict.' In: Smith, Hazel and Stares, Paul, (eds.), Diasporas in Conflict: Peace-Makers or Peace Wreckers? New York: United Nations University Press, pp. 39-62.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2006) 'Iraqi Women's Rights In Historical Perspective.' In: Simpson, Caroline, (ed.), Iraq - Women's Rights Under Attack: Occupation, Constitution & Fundamentalism. London: WLUML.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2006) 'The Enemy of my Enemy is not my Friend: Women’s Rights, Occupation and ‘Reconstruction’ in Iraq.' In: Yuval Davis, Nira and Kannabiran, Kalpana and Vieten, Ulrike, (eds.), The situated politics of belonging. Sage Publications.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2004) 'Secular Women’s Activism in Contemporary Egypt.' In: Imam, Ayesha and Morgan, Jenny and Yuval Davis, Nira, (eds.), Warning Signs of Fundamentalisms. London: Women Living Under Muslim Law, pp. 144-157.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2004) 'Irakerinnen sind keine Opferlaemmer.' In: Goebel, Ruediger and Guillard, Joachim and Schiffmann, Michael, (eds.), Der Irak: Krieg, Besetzung, Widerstand. PapyRossa Verlag, pp. 2000-2008.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2003) 'Gender Relations and Transnational Ties among Bosnian Refugees.' In: Bryceson, D. and Vuorela, U., (eds.), Forging New Frontiers in Europe: Transnational Families and their Global Networks. Oxford: Berg Publisher.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2003) 'Women, Gender Relations, and Sanctions in Iraq.' In: Inati, Shams, (ed.), Iraq: its history, people and politics. Amherst, N.Y.: Humanity Books.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2003) 'A mirror of political culture in contemporary Egypt: divisions and debates among women activists.' In: Kienle, Eberhard, (ed.), Politics from above, politics from below : the Middle East in the age of economic reform. London: Al-Saqi Books.

Al-Ali, Nadje and Hussein, Yasmin (2003) 'Iraq.' In: Mahdi, Akbar, (ed.), Teen life in the Middle East. Westport: Greenwood Publishing.

Al-Ali, Nadje and Koser, Khalid (2002) 'Transnationalism, international migration and home.' In: Al-Ali, Nadje and Koser, Khalid, (eds.), New approaches to migration? : transnational communities and the transformation of home. London; New York: Routledge, pp. 1-14.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2002) 'Trans- or a-national: Bosnian refugees in the UK and the Netherlands.' In: Al-Ali, Nadje and Koser, Khalid, (eds.), New Approaches to Migration: Transnational Communities and the Transformation of Home. London; New York: Routledge, pp. 96-117.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2002) 'Between Political Epochs and Personal Lives: formative experiences of Egyptian women activists.' In: Faye, Mary Ann, (ed.), Auto/biography and the Construction of Identity and Community in the Middle East. New York: Palgrave.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2000) 'We Are Not Feminists: Egyptian Women’s Rights Activists On Feminism.' In: Nelson, Cynthia and Rouse, Shahnaz, (eds.), Globalization And the Indigenization of Knowledge Debate: Comparative Perspectives. University of Florida Press, pp. 337-358.

Al-Ali, Nadje (1997) 'Feminism and Contemporary Debates in Egypt.' In: Chatty, Dawn and Rabo, Anika, (eds.), Women Organized in Groups in the Middle East: formal and informal groups. Oxford & New York: Berg Publisher.

Articles

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) 'Conspiracy of Near Silence: Violence against Iraqi Women.' Middle East Report (MERIP), 258 . pp. 34-37.

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 (2008) 'Iraqi Women and Gender Relations: Redefining Difference.' British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 35 (3). pp. 405-419.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2008) 'The Perils of Forgetting History [Anthropology in Conflict: An Exchange].' Survival; global politics and strategy, 50 (3). pp. 151-155.

Al-Ali, Nadje and Pratt, Nicola (2008) 'Women organizing and the Conflict in Iraq since 2003.' Feminist Review, 88 . pp. 74-85.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2008) 'A blind eye on women.' Comment is Free - The Guardian blog .

Al-Ali, Nadje (2007) 'Contextualizing the Plight of Iraqi Women.' ISIMReview - international institute for the study of islam in the modern world, 20 . pp. 28-29.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2007) 'Iraq's Women Under Pressure.' Le Monde Diplomatique (05/05/2007).

Al-Ali, Nadje (2007) 'Iraqi Women - Four Years after the Invasion.' Foreign Policy in Focus (14th March).

Al-Ali, Nadje (2007) 'Iraqi Women in Diasporic Spaces: Political Mobilization, Gender & Citizenship.' Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée, special issue L’Irak en Perspective, Summer (117-118). pp. 137-156.

Al-Ali, Nadje and Pratt, Nicola (2006) 'Women in Iraq: Beyond the Rhetoric.' MERIP : Middle East Report (No. 23). pp. 18-23.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2006) 'Iraq: The Women's Story.' Dispatches (Channel 4 website) (08 May 200).

Al-Ali, Nadje and Pratt, Nicola (2006) 'Researching Women in Post-Invasion Iraq: Negotiating 'Truth' and Deconstructing Dominant Discourses.' Bulletin of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies, 8 (1-2). pp. 193-214.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2005) 'Gendering Reconstruction: Iraqi Women between Dictatorship, Wars, Sanctions and Occupation.' Third World Quarterly, 26 (4-5). pp. 739-758.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2003) 'Gender & Civil Society in the Middle East.' International Feminist Journal of Politics, 5 (2). pp. 216-232.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2002) 'Gender relations, transnational ties and rituals amongst Bosnian refugees.' Global networks: a journal of transnational affairs, 2 (3). pp. 249-262.

Al-Ali, Nadje and Black, Richard and Koser, Khalid (2001) 'Refugees and transnationalism: the experience of Bosnians and Eritreans in Europe.' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 7 (4). pp. 615-634.

Al-Ali, Nadje and Black, Richard and Koser, Khalid (2001) 'The limits to transnationalism: Bosnian and Eritrean refugees in Europe as emerging transnational communities.' Ethnic and Racial Studies, 24 (4). pp. 578-600.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2000) 'Women and Sanctions in Iraq.' Economic Sanctions on Iraq .

Al-Ali, Nadje and El-Kholy, Heba (1999) 'Inside\Out: the Native and the Halfie Unsettled.' Cairo Papers in Social Science, 22 (2). pp. 14-40.

Monographs

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.

Fabos, Anita and Al-Ali, Nadje and El-Abed, Oroub (2005) Middle East. Developing DFID’s Policy Approach to Refugees. Oxford: Refugee Studies Centre; London: DFID.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2004) The Relationship between Migration within and from the Middle East and North-Africa and Pro-Poor Policies. Department for International Development.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2003) Women Migrant Organization and Citizenship in Europe. EU.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2002) Women’s Movements in the Middle East: Case Studies of Egypt and Turkey. Geneva: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.

Book Reviews

Al-Ali, Nadje (2007) 'Review of "Dancing in the No Fly Zone: A Woman's Journey Through Iraq" by Hadani Ditmars.' Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, 3 (1). pp. 128-130.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2000) 'Review article: Nationalisms, national identities and nation states: gendered perspectives.' Nations & Nationalism, 6 (4). pp. 631-638.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2000) 'Review of "Sanctioning Saddam: The Politics of Intervention in Iraq" by Sarah Graham-Brown.' Journal of Refugee Studies, 13 (2). pp. 234-235.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2000) 'Review of "Der neue Islam der Frauen: Weibliche Lebenspraxis in der globalisierten Moderne - Fallstudien aus Afrika, Asien und Europa" by Ruth Klein-Hessling; Sigrid Nökel; Karin Werner.' European Journal of Women's Studies, 7 (4). pp. 523-525.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2000) 'Review of "Veil: Modesty, Privacy and Resistance" by Fadwa El Guindi.' The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 6 (3). pp. 543-544.

Al-Ali, Nadje (1999) 'Review of "The Pure and Powerful: Studies in Contemporary Muslim Society" by Nādya Abū-Zahra.' Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 5 (4). p. 633.

Al-Ali, Nadje (1998) 'Eurocentrism through the backdoor.' Soundings: a journal of politics and culture, 10 . pp. 71-75.

Al-Ali, Nadje (1997) 'Review of "Feminists, Islam and Nation" by Margot Badran.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 60 (2). pp. 363-364.

Audios

Al-Ali, Nadje (2008) Iraqi Women Under Threat: Are honour killings being used as a weapon to subjugate women? BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour. [Audio]

Videos

Al-Ali, Nadje and Wild Iris Media, and David, Perasso (2008) Iraqi Women: An Interview with Nadje Al-Ali. Wild Iris Media. Available from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-EVT-sN2Dw.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2005) Keynote: Nadje Al Ali (Speech from the World Tribunal on Iraq, Istanbul, Turkey, June 24-27, 2005). New York; Deep Dish TV.

Other

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.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2007) 'Talk: Iraqi Women- Untold Stories from 1948 to the Present.' Fora.tv.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2007) 'US Out of Iraq Now? [Interviewed by Kiera Butler].' Mother Jones . Mother Jones Magazine. San Francisco: Foundation for National Progress.

EPIC, (2006) 'The Impact of Tyranny, War, and Sanctions on the Women of Iraq: A Ground Truth Interview with Nadje Al-Ali.' Washington, DC: Education for Peace in Iraq Center.

Al-Ali, Nadje (2005) 'The Enemy of My Enemy is not My Friend.' Women Living Under Muslim Law (WLUML). 22/07/2005.

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