Dr Rafeef Ziadah
- Member Member Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies Member Member
- BSc. (Athens), MA (Seton Hall), PhD (York, Toronto)
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Rafeef Ziadah is Lecturer in Comparative Politics of the Middle East. Her research interests are broadly concerned with the political economy of war and humanitarianism, racism and the security state, with a particular focus on the Middle East. Rafeef’s research has appeared in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space and Race and Class, among other venues. She is currently examining the impact of Gulf Cooperation Council military and commercial interventions following the 2011 Arab uprisings.
Prior to joining the department as Lecturer, Rafeef was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the 'Military Mobilities and Mobilising Movements in the Middle East' project with Professor Laleh Khalili. This ESRC funded project explored the politics of infrastructures, ports and transport in the Arabian Peninsula and culminated in the production of the website Sinews of War and Trade. Rafeef holds a PhD in Politics from York University, Canada (2014). Before moving to SOAS, she worked as researcher and campaigns organiser with a number of refugee rights and anti-poverty NGOs.
Dr Ziadah's research interests include political economy, contentious politics, labour movements and the politics of humanitarianism, with a particular focus on the Middle East. She is currently examining the impact of Gulf Cooperation Council aid post 2011/2012 Arab uprisings.