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Centre for Gender Studies

Dr Ruba Salih

PhD (Sussex)

Overview

Ruba Salih
Centre for Gender Studies

Reader in Gender Studies

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Member

Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)

Member

Name:
Dr Ruba Salih
Email address:
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7898 4245
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
471
On Sabbatical:
On leave until January 2016

Teaching

Programmes Convened
PhD Students supervised
  • Afaf Jabiri, Women’s Rights in Postcolonial States: A case study of the Institution of Wilaya over women in Jordan and Yemen
  • Elena Zambelli, "Bodies for contest, bodies to conquest? Women’s embodied subjectivities, the ‘nation’-state and the market” (working title)
  • Kim Jezabel Zinngrebe, Perceptions and practices of citizenship among Palestinian feminists in Israel
  • Nafiseh Sharifi, Body and Sexuality: Narratives of two generations of Iranian women (working title)
  • Rouba Mhaissen, Female Disengagement from the Labour Market in Beirut: Structures, Strategies and Subjectivities
  • Sabiha Allouche, (working title) Emotional Capital and the Making of Dissident Bodies in Lebanon
  • Gender Theory and the Study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East
  • Gendering Migration and Diasporas

Research

Gender, Islam and modernity in the Middle East and Europe; Islamic feminism, secular and religious women’s movements in the Middle East, transnational migration and gender; multiculturalism and citizenship; Islam in Europe, globalization; disapora and refugee studies; the Palestine question.

Expertise

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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • Near and Middle East
Country Expertise
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Salih, Ruba and Richter-Devroe, Sophie (2015) The Political Cultures of Palestinian Refugees: Right to Rights and Right to Return. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming)

Salih, Ruba (2008) Musulmane Rivelate. Donne, Islam, Modernita. Rome: Carocci.

Salih, Ruba (2003) Gender in Transnationalism. Home, Longing and Belonging Among Moroccan Migrant Women. London; New York: Routledge. (Routledge Research in Transnationalism; 11)

Edited Books

Salih, Ruba and Gozzi, Gustavo, eds. (2008) Reconstruction Politique, Societè Civile et Cooperation au Moyen Orient. Liban, Iraq, Palestine. Paris, Turin: Harmattan.

Salih, Ruba and Richter-Devroe, Sophie, eds. Cultures of Resistance. Centre of Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University: Arab Studies Journal.

Salih, Ruba and Zambelli, Elena, eds. Female Body Politics: Ownership, Coercion and Agency in Muslim Societies and Beyond’. London: I.B.Tauris. (Forthcoming)

Book Chapters

Salih, Ruba and Riccio, Bruno (2010) 'Transnational Migration and rescaling processes. The incorporation of Migrant Labour.' In: Glick-Schiller, Nina and Caglar, A., (eds.), Locating Migration. Rescaling Cities and Migrants. Cornell University Press, pp. 123-143.

Salih, Ruba (2008) 'Making space for Islam in Europe: exploring transnational practices of citizenship and belonging.' In: Reconciling migrants' well-being and the public interest. Welfare state, firms and citizenship in transition. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, pp. 339-360. (Trends in Social Cohesion; n.19)

Salih, Ruba (2006) 'Femminismo e Islamismo. Pratiche politiche e processi di identificazione in epoca post-coloniale.' In: Bertilotti, T. and Galasso, C. and Gissi, G. and Lagorio, F., (eds.), Altri Femminismi. Corpi, Culture, Lavoro. Rome: Manifesto Libri, pp. 101-121.

Salih, Ruba (2006) 'Le donne palestinesi: i conflitti della cittadinanza.' In: Scrittori, A.R., (ed.), Margini e Confini. Studi sulla cultura delle donne nell 19et. Venice: Cafoscarina.

Salih, Ruba (2005) 'Mobilità transnazionali e cittadinanza. Per una geografia di genere dei confini.' In: Salvatici, Silvia, (ed.), Confini. Costruzioni, Attravesamenti, Rappresentazioni. Soveria Mannelli (Catanzaro): Rubbettino.

Salih, Ruba (2004) 'Ambivalent frontiers: gender and the lived experience of transnational migration.' In: Knop, Karen, (ed.), Gender and Human Rights. New York: Oxford University Press.

Salih, Ruba (2003) 'Shifting Meanings of Islam and Multiple Representations of Modernity: the case of Migrant Women of Muslim Origin in Italy.' In: Gender and Ethnicity in Contemporary Europe. Oxford: Berg, pp. 119-139.

Salih, Ruba (2002) 'Recognising Difference, Reinforcing Exclusion. The Case of a Family Planning Centre for Migrant Women and their Children in Emilia Romagna.' In: Grillo, R.D. and Pratt, J., (eds.), The Politics of Recognising Difference. Multiculturalism Italian-Style. Aldershot: Asghate, pp. 139-159.

Salih, Ruba (2001) 'Shifting Meanings of Home: Consumption and Identity in Moroccan Women's Transnational Practices between Italy and Morocco.' In: Al-Ali, Nadje and Koser, Khalid, (eds.), New Approaches to Migration. Transnational Communities and the Transformation of Home. London: Routledge, pp. 51-67. (Routledge Research in Transnationalism)

Salih, Ruba (1998) 'Migrazione e identità della diaspora: il caso delle donne marocchine in Emilia Romagna.' In: Petricioli, M. and Tonin, A., (eds.), Identita' e appartenenza in Medio Oriente. Firenze: Centro 2P, pp. 151-163.

Articles

Salih, Ruba and Richter-Devroe, Sophie (2014) 'Cultures of Resistance in Palestine and Beyond: On the Politics of Art, Aesthetics, and Affect.' Arab Studies Journal, XXII (1). pp. 8-28.

Salih, Ruba (2013) 'Reconciling Return and Rights: Palestinian Refugees and the Emergence of a "Political Society".' Jadaliyya .

Salih, Ruba (2013) 'From Bare Lives to Political Agents. Palestinian Refugees a Avant-Garde.' Refugee Survey Quarterly, 32 (2). pp. 66-91.

Salih, Ruba (2010) 'Transnational public spheres ‘from above’ and from ‘below’. Feminist transnational networks across the Middle East and Europe.' Anthropology of the Middle East, 5 (1). pp. 53-70.

Salih, Ruba and Moors, Annelies (2009) 'Muslim women in Europe: Secular Normativities, Bodily Performances and Multiple Publics.' Social Anthropology, 17 (4). pp. 375-378.

Salih, Ruba (2009) 'Muslim women, fragmented secularism and the construction of interconnected 'publics' in Italy.' Social Anthropology, 17 (4). pp. 409-423.

Salih, Ruba (2008) 'La agency delle donne tra occupazione, famiglia patriarcale e revivalismo islamico. Il caso palestinese.' DWF - Femminismi del mondo. A Sud (3-4). pp. 79-80.

Salih, Ruba (2007) 'Muslim Women and the Public Sphere in Europe.' Anthropology News, 48 (5). pp. 14-15.

Salih, Ruba (2005) 'Attraversare confini: soggettività emergenti e nuove dimensioni della cittadinanza.' Quale Storia per una società Multietnica. Rappresentazioni, timori e aspettative degli studenti italiani e non italiani. Un percorso di ricerca. Rapporto di ricerca, .

Salih, Ruba (2005) 'Genere e Islam. Politiche culturali e culture politiche in Europa in Studi Culturali.' Studi culturali (3). pp. 121-128.

Salih, Ruba (2004) 'The backward and the new National, Transnational and Post-national Islam in Europe.' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 30 (5). pp. 995-1011.

Salih, Ruba (2003) 'Transnazionalismo e Multiculturalismo. Pratiche di resistenza e meccanismi di contenimento.' Contemporanea, VI (7). pp. 150-157.

Salih, Ruba (2002) 'The Gender of Modernity: Narratives of Muslim and Islamist Migrant Women.' Journal of Mediterranean Studies, 12 (1). pp. 147-169.

Salih, Ruba (2002) 'Reformulating Tradition and Modernity: Moroccan Migrant Women and the Transnational Division of Ritual Space.' Global Networks, 2 (3). pp. 219-232.

Salih, Ruba (2001) 'Moroccan Migrant Women: Transnationalism, Nation-States and Gender.' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 27 (4). pp. 655-671.

Salih, Ruba (2001) 'Confronting modernities: Muslim women in Italy.' ISIM Newsletter (7).

Salih, Ruba (2000) 'Shifting Boundaries of Self and Other. Moroccan Migrant women in Italy.' European Journal of Women's Studies, 7 (3). pp. 77-94.

Salih, Ruba (2000) 'Towards an Understanding of Gender and Transnationalism: Moroccan Migrant Women's Movements across the Mediterranean.' Anthropological Journal on European Cultures, 9 (2). pp. 77-94.

Salih, Ruba (2000) 'Identità, modelli di consumo e costruzione di sé tra il Marocco e l'Italia. Una critica di genere alla migrazione transnazionale.' Afriche Orienti, 3 (4). pp. 26-33.

Salih, Ruba (1994) 'Le donne palestinesi fra Corano e Costituzione.' Rivista del Centro per la Riforma dello Stato, XXXIV (2-3). pp. 177-192.

Salih, Ruba 'Palestinian Refugees. Homes in exile.' OpenDemocracy .

Monographs

Salih, Ruba (2011) The Relevance of Gender in/and Migration. European University Institute,.

Salih, Ruba (2001) Moroccan Migrant Women. Transnationalism, Plurinationalism and Gender. Brighton: University of Sussex.

Book Reviews

Salih, Ruba (2009) 'Review of Nadje Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt, 'What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq'. University of California Press 2009.' Gender and Development, 17 (2).

Salih, Ruba (2008) 'Review of Roy, O. 'Secularism confronts Islam'. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.' International Affairs, 84 (6). pp. 1316-1317.

Salih, Ruba (2006) 'Review of Zolo, D. and Horchani. F., 'Mediterraneo. Un dialogo tra le due sponde' Roma: Jouvence 2005.' Jura GentiumRivista di filosofia del diritto internazionale e della politica globale .

Salih, Ruba (2005) 'Review of Kanaaneh, R. A. 'Birthing the Nation: Strategies of Palestinian Women in Israel'. University of California Press, 2002.' H-Gender-MidEast .

Salih, Ruba (2003) 'Review of Khalidi, Rashid, 'Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness'. Columbia University Press 1997.' Il Manifesto .

Salih, Ruba (2001) 'Review of Salazar-Parrenas, R. 'Servants of Globalization: Women, Migration and Domestic Work', Stanford University Press 2001.' Ricerche di Storia Politica, 7 (2). p. 309.

Salih, Ruba (2001) 'Review of Andall , J. 'Gender, Migration and Domestic Service. The Politics of Black Women in Italy'. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000.' The European Journal of Women's Studies, 8 (4).

Salih, Ruba (2000) 'Review of Pandolfo, S. 'Impasse of the Angels: Scenes from a Moroccan Space of Memory'. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press 1997.' The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 6 (4). p. 753.

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