SOAS University of London

Centre for Gender Studies

PhD Students

Haya Al -Noaimi
Haya Al-Noaimi

‘The Protectors of Our Nation’: Discourses of Protection and the Construction of Masculinities in the Qatari and Emirati Militaries




Alaya Forte
Alaya Forte

New forms of political inclusion or mere tokenism? Reading political representation from a gender and minority perspective in British and French government (working title)



Haje Keli
Haje Keli

An analysis of the gender-based violence in Iraqi Kurdistan – state, society and family violence [working title]



Michelle Lokot
Michelle Lokot

Gendered roles & (im)mobilities among Syrian refugees in Jordan: the implications for humanitarian practice [working title]



Eric Rindal
Eric Rindal

Masculinity in Refugee Diaspora: (Re)presentations of Syrian refugee men who have experienced conflict-related sexual violence





Recently Completed PhDs: 

2018
  • Translating Rights into Agency: A Feminist Analysis of Chinese Women's Reproductive Agency
2017
  • Defying the 'plan': Intimate politics among Palestinian women in Israel
  • Moments of Becoming: Genealogies of Black [Diaspora] Feminism in Britain
  • Affecting Change: Young Women's Groups, The Nation-State and the Politics of Gender in Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Cairo
  • Right-Wing Sisterhood: Everyday Politics of Hindu Nationalist Women in India and Zionist Settler Women in Israel-Palestine
2016
  • Agency and Sisterhood: A Feminist Analysis of Ethiopian Sex Workers' Experiences of, and Resistance to, Violence
  • A Queer Way Out: Israeli Emigration and Unheroic Resistance to Zionism
  • Beyond Resistance: Iranian Women's Narratives of the Body and Sexuality
  • Gender, Global Economic Development and the Intimate Lives: Exploring Reproductive Dilemmas in Metro Manila and Cavite, Philippines
  • Mirror on the wall, am I desirable at all?' Sex, pleasures and the market in postcolonial Italy
  • The Labour Market Choices of Married Woman in Low-Income Beirut: Structures, Stratergies and Subjectivities
  • The Pedagogy of Difference: Islam, Neo-Liberalism and the Reproduction of Gender in Primary Education in AKP Turkey
2015
  • Iranian Feminisms: Transnational connectivities between homes and diasporas
  • Is there still a Gender Divide? A Study of the Indigenous Women in Hong Kong since the Legitimization of Female Land Inheritance during the Post-Colonial Era
  • Occupational Hazard or Patriarchal Entitlement? : Feminist Analysis of the Dynamics of Violence in Ethiopian Sex Work
2014
  • Active (Dis)engagement: The Gendered Production of Political Apathy in Israel
  • Cross-Straight marriage migrants between Taiwan and China: gendering personal and collective strategies
  • Gender and Guardianship in Jordan: Femininity, Compliance, and Resistance
  • Gender and Islam in Indonesian Cinema
  • Guerrilla Girls: Rebellious Women of the Japanese 1960s-1970s 'Pinky Violence' Films
  • In Whose Interests? The Politics of Gender Equality in Jordan
  • Negotiating rape: Understanding the collective, gender and identity in Somaliland
2013
  • Exile from Exile: The Representation of Cultural Memory in Literary Texts by Exiled Iranian Jewish Women