FORA.tv Speaker - Nadje Al-Ali

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Biography

Nadje Al-Ali is senior lecturer in social anthropology at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter in Britain and a Lecturer at the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, London. She specializes in women and gender issues in the Middle East, especially women's movements and activism in Egypt and Iraq. She has also been working on the gendered aspects of transnational migration, and diaspora mobilization with special reference to Bosnia and Iraq. Al-Ali's publications include Secularism, Gender and the State in the Middle East (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and New Approaches to Migration (ed. Routledge, 2002) as well as numerous book chapters and journal articles. Her most recent book is a modern history of Iraqi women called Iraqi Women: Untold Stories from 1948 to the Present (Zed Publishers, 2007). Al-Ali is currently researching the role of women and gender in political transition in Iraq post-2003. She is a founding member of Act Together: Women's Action on Iraq. Act Together is a London-based group of Iraqi and British women raising consciousness about the effect of war and occupation on women and gender relations in Iraq.

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Untold Stories of Iraqi Women: 1948 to Present

11.05.07 | 01:25:36 min | 0 comments