Dr Alaya Forte

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Graduate Teaching Assistant
BA (Exeter), Licence (Nice), MA (SOAS)
Email address
Thesis title
New forms of political inclusion or mere tokenism? Reading political representation from a gender and minority perspective in British and French government (working title)
Internal Supervisors
Professor Gina Heathcote
Support hours
Wednesdays 3pm - 4pm


Alaya holds a BA in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter and a degree in Political Science from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis in France. She obtained an MA in Gender Studies from SOAS in 2011 and has stayed on to pursue a PhD in the combined field of political science and gender studies, with particular reference to the representation of women and minority groups in the context of European politics.

Alaya is also a freelance interpreter and translator, and is a Workshop Facilitator for EqualiTeach, a not-for-profit equality training and consultancy organisation.

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