SOAS University of London

Centre for Gender Studies

PhD Students

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




Bethany Elce
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Postcolonial encounters: British solidarity activists in Palestine and sharing eye-witness testimonies in the UK (working title)


Alice Finden
Alice Finden

How can a spatio-temporal mapping of experiences of law provide alternative ways to understand present day state violence? (working title)

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]


Shreeta Lakhani
Shreeta Lakhani

Gendering Notions of Belonging: Complicating the conceptualisation of the belonging of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) bodies in London (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