To connect gender studies scholars in MENA, end academic isolation, and facilitate future collaboration, CGDS founded a gender studies network. The aim of this network is to introduce and connect gender studies instructors and researchers to each other. We had enthusiastic responses from scholars in many places, including Baghdad, Cairo, Beirut, Doha, Sharja, and various cities in the Kurdistan region, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia. Given the COVID-19 restrictions, we met virtually to determine interests and needs. It was exciting to speak with feminist academics about their wide ranges of interests and areas of expertise. We dedicated a page to the profiles of those scholars who were interested in this initiative.

بۆ بەیەک گەیاندنی ئەکادیمییەکانی بواری جێندەر لە ڕۆژھەڵاتی ناوەڕاست و باکووری ئەفریقا، بۆ کۆتاییھێنان بە دابڕانی شارەزایانی ئەم بوارە و بۆ ئاسانکردنی کاری ھاوبەش لە داھاتوودا، سەنتەری جێندەر و گەشەپێدان تۆڕی خوێندن و لێکۆڵینەوەی جێندەری دامەزراند. ئامانجی ئەم تۆڕە بەیەک ناساندن و نزیککردنەوەی ئەو مامۆستا و لێکەڵەرانەیە کە لەم بوارەدا کاردەکەن. زۆر ئەکادیمی لە شوێنی جیاوازەوە بە جۆشەوە وەڵامی ھەوڵەکانی ئێمەیان دایەوە، بۆ نموونە: بەغداد، قاھیرە، بەیروت، دۆحا، شاریقە و هەروەها زۆر شاری جیاواز لە ھەرێمی کوردستان و مەڕاکیش و سعودیەوە. بەبۆنەی رێگرییەکانی کۆرۆناوە کۆبوونەوەکانمان لەگەڵ ئەکادیمییەکان بە ئۆنڵاین ئەنجامدا تا پێویستی و خواستەکان دیاریی بکەین. قسەکردن لەگەڵ ئەکادیمییە فێمینیستەکان و پەیبردن بە بواری شارەزایی و خواستە جیاکانیان بۆ ئێمە جێگەی خۆشحاڵی بوو. پەیجێکمان تەرخانکرد بۆ بایۆگرافی ئەو کەسانەی کە خوازیاری بەشداربوونن لەم تۆڕەدا

لربط علماء دراسات الجندر في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، وإنهاء العزلة الأكاديمية، وتسهيل التعاون المستقبلي، أسس سنتر الدراسات التنموية والجندرية شبكة لدراسات الجندر. الهدف من هذه الشبكة هو تقديم وربط معلمي دراسات الجندر والباحثين ببعضهم البعض. وقد لاقينا إقبالا لافتا من الباحثين في كل مكان، بما في ذلك بغداد والقاهرة وبيروت والدوحة والشارقة ومدن مختلفة في إقليم كردستان والمغرب والمملكة العربية السعودية. ونظرًا للقيود التي فرضتها جائحة كورونا، توجب علينا الالتقاء بشكل افتراضي لتحديد الاهتمامات والاحتياجات. وكان ايضا من الملفت للنظر التحدث مع أكاديميات نسويات حول مجالات اهتماماتهن ومجالات خبرتهن الواسعة، ولقد خصصنا صفحة بالسير الذاتية للباحثين المهتمين بهذه المبادرة

Hillary Clinton Center, Al Akahawayan (AUI), Ifrane

  Dr. Claris Harbon

Dr. Claris Harbon

Research interests: Marginalized minorities of the Global South 
I am feminist and a human and social-economic rights lawyer and scholar. I have an interdisciplinary background in socio-legal, critical race/gender studies, and transnational and global women of color/feminist perspectives, along with my previous career as a human rights lawyer engaged in experiential education and community outreach. I hold a doctorate in law from McGill University, and two LLM degrees from Yale Law School and Tel Aviv University Law Faculty. My scholarly work on marginalized minorities of the Global South is deeply informed by 20 years of experience in feminist, anti-racist and social justice advocacy, founding NGOs. The socio- legal status of racialized minorities, mostly women of color, has been at the center of my work both academically and practically. I represented polarized and deeply conflicted minorities, such as Palestinians, Moroccan-Arab-Jews/Mizrahis, Ethiopians, undocumented immigrants, refugees, and children, in high-profile litigation around issues having to do with gender, sex, sexuality, nationality, religion, race, age, ability, and class to name only a few. My work is situated at the intersection of law, gender and society, focusing on oppressed groups, such as women, particularly in the context of the interconnected rights, and institutional barriers to health, housing, land, welfare and education. I am also the Director of the HCC Center for Women’s Empowerment at AUI.      

Women, Society, and Development Program, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha

 Dr. Sophie Richter Devroe

Dr. Sophie Richter Devroe

Research Interests: Everyday politics and women’s activism in MENA
Sophie Richter-Devroe is Associate Professor in the Middle Eastern Studies Department at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar, and Honorary Fellow at the European Centre for Palestine Studies, University of Exeter, UK. Sophie’s broad research interests are in the field of everyday politics and women’s activism in the Middle East. Her research is based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Greece. She has done research and published work on Palestinian and Iranian women’s activism, Palestinian refugees, Palestinian cultural production, Syrian refugees, and the Palestinian Naqab Bedouin. She is the author of Women's Political Activism in Palestine: Peacebuilding, Resistance and Survival (University of Illinois Press, 2018).   

Department of Sociology, College of Humanities, University of Sulaimani

 Dr. Najat Mohammed Faraj

Najat Mohammed Faraj

Research interests: Social issues, gender issues, and the challengers of women in society
Dr. Najat is Professor in the Department of Sociology, College of Humanities, at the University of Sulaimani. Here, she has also served as the associate dean of student affairs and later as head of the Department of Sociology. In addition, she became the head of the postgraduate department in the Humanities. In 2010 she participated in establishing the Gender and Violence Study Center at the University of Sulaimani, and served as a member of the Center’s management for three years. Currently she teaches both Master’s and Ph.D. students in the Department of Sociology, supervising research, and participating in committees that discuss Master’s theses and doctoral theses at the Universities of Sulaimani and Salah al-Din. She has published 12 scientific investigations in scientific journals.

Center for Women’s Studies, University of Baghdad

 Dr. Asmaa Jamil Rashed

Dr. Asmaa Jamil Rashed

Research interests: Women's affairs and gender issues
Dr. Asmaa holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Baghdad and currently works as Assistant Professor at the Center for Women’s Studies at the University of Baghdad. Her research interests focus on issues pertaining to gender, Islamism, clanism, and the social and psychological repercussions of armed conflicts. She also works as an advisor for a project assessing the experience of social sciences in Iraq, which is implemented by the Arab Council for Social Sciences, and has published a number of books.
Dr. Asmaa has worked as a consultant for UNICEF, responding to children born in conflict, and as an expert in the United Nations Organization for Women to write the second national plan for resolution 1325. Additionally, she conducted various research studies on women associated with ISIS, children born as a result of the conflict, the mechanisms of male dominance in the clan structure, the conditions of women belonging to minorities, widows, displaced persons, and marriage patterns in Iraq. Recently she also conducted an analysis of the October protests, from the perspective of women participating in the protest.

Center for Research and Education in Women’s Health (CREWH) Director in the Gender Center at Hawler Medical University

 Dr. Hamdia Mirkhan Ahmed

Hamdia Mirkhan Ahmed

Research interests: Women's affairs and gender issues
Professor Hamdia Mirkhan Ahmed holds both an MSc and Ph.D. in Maternity Nursing from Hawler Medical University, and a BSc in Nursing from Islamic Azad University in Iran. She is the dean of the College of Health Sciences, director of the Center for Research and Education in Women’s Health (CREWH), and director at the Gender Center at Hawler Medical University. Hamdia was the former head of the Midwifery Department in the College of Nursing at Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq. She was one of the founders during the establishment of the College of Nursing in Erbil (2001), Kurdistan Scientific Nurses Association (2003), Midwifery Department (2012), Nursing and Midwifery Development Organization (2010), and CREWH (2016). She has more than 45 research papers in nursing, midwifery, women’s health, health services research, conflict and health, and medical education in Iraqi Kurdistan contexts that have been published in well-reputed and highly accessible journals. Her current research interest is primarily related to women’s health in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Dr. Hamdia has obtained and successfully implemented several research projects for improving nursing and midwifery care, and job descriptions related to the nursing and midwifery profession at the Ministry of Health in the Kurdistan region/Iraq.

Erbil Polytechnic University

 Dr. Hanaw Hasan Mohammed Khan

Hanaw Hasan Mohammed Khan

Research interests: Gender and Mental Health

Dr. Dr. Hanaw holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Sulaimani, College of Human Science in Sociology, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the same university. She obtained a Ph.D. in Mental Health from the University of Salahadeen.

Department of Sociology, University of Duhok

 Dr. Samya Saeed Khalid

Samya Saeed Khalid

Research interests: Women and social issues

After earning her Master’s Degree in Sociology from Salahadin University in 2011, Ms. Samya Saeed Khalid is presently a Ph.D. student and lecturer at Duhok University in the Faculty of Humanity Sciences, Department of Sociology. She has served as a social worker at the Social Affairs Department in Duhok, Orphanage section, the Hiwa Institution for the Deaf, and other similar positions. She participated in various conferences inside and outside the Kurdistan Region on topics pertaining to gender, violence, human rights, peace building, minorities, and regional development. She also worked with the International Institution of Social Research in Norway to conduct research on Kurdish people returning to Kurdistan from European states.

Women and Gender Studies, American University of Beirut

  Dr. Kathryn Maude

Dr. Kathryn Maude

Research interests: Feminism and Gender Theory; Women’s writing in the early Middle Ages
Kathryn Maude is Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies at the American University of Beirut. She co-directs the Women and Gender Studies Initiative. Her work focuses on women and gender in the early Middle Ages.

Department of English, American University of Sharjah (Acting Independently)

 Dr. Nawar Al-Hassan Golley

Dr. Nawar Al-Hassan Golley

Research interests: In both her research and teaching, Nawar Al-Hassan Golley adopts an interdisciplinary approach drawing on Literary Theory, Autobiography Theory, Post-Colonial Literatures and Discourses, Feminism, Feminist activism in MENA, and Arab Women’s Movements. 

Nawar Al-Hassan Golley is Professor in Literary Theory, Gender, and Women's Studies at the American University of Sharjah, UAE. Al-Hassan Golley is the author of ‘Reading Arab Women's Autobiographies: Shahrazad Tells her Story’ (Texas UP: 2003), editor of ‘Arab Women's Lives Retold: Exploring Identity through Writing’ (Syracuse UP: 2007), ‘Mapping Arab Women’s Movements: A Century of Transformations from Within’ (AUC Press: 2012), and guest editor of HAWWA: Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World‘s Beyond Boundaries, ‘Exploring Arab Women’s Autobiographical Narratives’ (Dec. 2014). She has organized several international conferences, such as Gender and Women’s Studies in the Arab Region, on March 7-9, 2012, and Women’s Autobiography in Islamic Societies: Representation and Identity on December 29-31, 2011. She has presented many papers at international conferences such as the Berkshire on the History of Women, National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), and the Middle East Studies Association (MESA). She has published book chapters and articles in prestigious journals, and translated several literary and critical works by writers such as Etel Adnan, Adonis, and Edward Said.

High Commission for Human Rights in Iraq Women’s Academy for Leadership in Iraq

 Dr. Basma Habib

Dr. Basma Habib

Dr. Basma Habib is a Commissioner at the High Commission for Human Rights in Iraq, responsible for preventing extremist thoughts and violent behavior, and the executive director of Women's Academy for Leadership in Iraq. She holds a Ph.D. in Arabic Language and has more than 20 years of experience as a university lecturer. 

Previously, Dr. Basma worked as the head of the Gender and Violence Studies Center at the University of Sulaimani, and as the executive director for the Women’s Empowerment Centre (NGO) in Sulaimani, where she served for over eight years. She managed the implementation of various projects such as women and leadership, women and political participation, and women and peace building projects. She has participated in many international conferences and workshops across the MENA region and in Europe. She has been involved in capacity building training programs for Iraqi NGOs, where she has been able to train hundreds of women about leadership, political participation, and election campaigns. She also worked as the program coordinator for Save the Children International, Iraq office, where she implemented a program for educating parents and elementary school teachers in 2011.
For the past two years Ms. Habib has begun to reread the Islamic religion from a feminist perspective, in which she is currently investigating:

●      Women’s issues in Islam: between fact and male interpretation;

●      Violence against women: between religion and society;

●      National extremism in Iraq: a study of factors and causes;

●      Towards building a national strategy to prevent violent extremism in Iraq: a study of opportunities and challenges.

Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Socioeconomics Unit, King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 Dr. Mark C. Thompson

Dr. Mark C. Thompson

Research interests: Saudi societal transformation, contemporary Saudi youth issues, Saudi socioeconomic issues

Dr. Mark C. Thompson is Senior Associate Fellow and Head of the Socioeconomics Unit at King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS) in Riyadh. He was previously Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, (2012-2019) where he taught undergraduate courses in International Relations and Globalization.

Mark has lived and worked in Saudi Arabia since 2001 for diverse institutions such as Saudi Arabian Airlines, the Saudi Arabian National Guard, and Prince Sultan University. Mark holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, UK, where he also taught a course on Political Reform in the Gulf. Mark also runs his own consultancy business that offers an objective perspective of contemporary Saudi socio-political issues.

His principal research areas are Saudi socioeconomic development and societal transformation, and he has published on topics such as Saudi youth issues and challenges facing Saudi women leaders in publications such as the British Journal of Middle East Studies, Journal of Arabian Studies, Asian Affairs, Middle Eastern Studies, Middle East Policy; POMPES Studies, Chatham House, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies and Gulf Affairs. In addition, he published a book with IB Tauris Bloomsbury “Saudi Arabia and the Path to Political Change: National Dialogue and Civil Society” (2014). Mark is also the co-editor of the IB Tauris Bloomsbury book entitled “Policy-Making in the GCC: State, Citizens and Institutions” (2017) with Dr. Neil Quilliam from Chatham House based on their Gulf Research Meeting workshop in 2015 as well as providing chapters on Saudi Arabia for edited books such as “Public Brain Power: Civil Society and Resource Management” Palgrave Macmillan (2017). In October 2019 Mark published his Cambridge University Press book “Being Young Male and Saudi: Identity and Politics in a Globalized Kingdom” about societal issues and change from the perspective of young Saudi men. He also has another co-edited book with Dr. Neil Quilliam “Governance and Domestic Policy Making and in Saudi Arabia: Transforming Society, Economy, Politics and Culture” (IB Tauris Bloomsbury, 2021). Additionally, Mark collaborates with diverse Saudi institutions and makes numerous presentations at international conferences, workshops, and seminars every year. 

Political Science, International University of Rabat

 Dr. Zaynab Elbernoussi

Dr. Zaynab Elbernoussi

Research Interests: Politics of dignity

Zaynab El Bernoussi is Professor of International Politics at Sciences Po Rabat of the International University of Rabat (UIR). Prior to teaching at UIR, dr. Zaynab taught at Al Akhawayn University of Ifrane, and coordinated the Master of Arts in International Studies & Diplomacy (MAISD) and the Human & Economic Development Research Unit (HEDRU). She holds a Master in Finance from Instituto de Empresa, an MPA in economic development from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain. She was a doctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a visiting scholar at Smith College and Harvard University. In addition, she is part of the executive committee of the Global South Caucus of the International Studies Association (ISA). Her work focuses on the politicization of dignity when looking at South-South cooperation, bioethical issues, and human and economic development programs. She is the author of several articles, including “Postcolonial Politics of Dignity,” which won the 2015 Arab Prize of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS). She has previously been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, and is the author of the book ‘Dignity in the Egyptian Revolution: Demands and Protests’ Cambridge University Press, 2021. Her website is:

Center for Gender and Development Studies American University of Iraq, Sulaimani

  Dr. Choman Hardi

Dr. Choman Hardi

Research interests: Gender, Genocide, Women’s Movement, Literature

Choman Hardi is an educator, poet, and scholar known for pioneering work on issues of gender and education in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and beyond. After 26 years of exile, she returned home in 2014 to teach English and initiate gender studies at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS), where she also served as English department chair in 2015-16.

She founded the Center for Gender and Development Studies CGDS at AUIS in 2015, developed and taught feminist courses, built a team, fundraised, and conducted and published research. Choman was the driving force behind initiating the first interdisciplinary gender studies minor in Iraq in 2017. She was also keen to make gender studies resources available in Kurdish and Arabic, and, with her team, she secured funding from the European Union for it. In 2019, she received support from the UK Global Challenges Research Fund for a research project about masculinity and violence, in partnership with London School of Economics.

She is the author of critically acclaimed books in the fields of poetry, academia, and translation. In 2011, her Leverhulme Trust funded post-doctoral research, Gendered Experiences of Genocide (Routledge) was named a UK Core Title by the Yankee Book Peddler. Since 2010, poems from her first English collection, Life for Us (Bloodaxe, 2004) are studied by secondary school students as part of their English curriculum in the UK. Her second collection, Considering the Women (Bloodaxe, 2015), was given a Recommendation by the Poetry Book Society and shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. Her translation of Sherko Bekas' Butterfly Valley (ARC, 2018) won a PEN Translates Award. In 2017, a selection of her poems was published in Italian. In 2020, Considering the Woman was released in a French translation.

University of Halabja, Kurdistan-Iraq

  Dr. Hataw Hama Salih Hussein

Dr.Hataw  Hama

Research interests: Gender and media

Dr. Hataw is the head of the media department at the University of Halabja’s College of Human Sciences. She also serves as the head of the Center of Gender at the University of Halabja. She earned her PhD from Nottingham Trent University in the UK. As a Human Capacity Development Program in Higher Education (HCDP) student, she was sent abroad to finish her PhD. Her MA degree is from the International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM). For 10 years, she was editor, and later editor-in-chief, of Ainda newspaper. She has more than 20 years of experience in journalism, and has participated in many workshops on journalism and gender inside and outside the country.

Center for Gender and Development Studies American University of Iraq, Sulaimani

  Dr. Lynn Rose

Dr. Lynn Rose

Research interests: Gender and disability studies in the Global South

Dr. Lynn Rose joined the faculty at AUIS in 2016 following twenty years as a teacher-scholar in the U.S. and Germany. She has won several teaching awards, including the CASE (Carnegie) Professor of the Year for Missouri, and has served as a Fulbright Scholar and a Mary Switzer Distinguished Fellow. Dr. Rose teaches the history and humanities of the premodern world; her scholarship focuses on disability studies in the ancient Graeco-Roman world but sometimes considers the modern world and non-western societies, and almost always overlaps with gender studies. Her current research looks at gender and institutionalized life in Kurdistan, in particular in prisons and mental institutions. 

University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan-Iraq

  Dr. Nyan Namiq Sabir

Dr. Nyan Namiq Sabir

Research interests: Childhood, gender, and education

Dr. Nyan is Professor at the Kindergarten Department,College of Basic Education at the University of Sulaimani, Iraq. She finished her primary, secondary and high school education in Sulaimani. She received her BA degree in Education and Psychology from the Department of Education at the University of Baghdad in 1990, and her MA degree in Educational Management from the same department in 1994. Additionally, she earned her Ph.D. in Philosophical Education in 1998. Dr. Nyan has worked as a teacher and head of department at universities in Iraq, Libya, and Yemen, and was one of the founders of the Center for the Study of Gender and Violence at the University of Sulaimani, where she was one of the Center’s board members. In 2011 she participated in a partnership project between the University of Sulaimani and Bristol University in the UK, where she was part of the writing of two books on Social Work, in both Kurdish and English, with topics pertaining to Gender and Domestic Violence. She has 20 scientific research publications in local, Arabic, and international journals. In her research she focuses on childhood, gender, educational, and psychological topics. She has participated in many MA and Ph.D. discussions and thesis defenses at the universities of Sulaimani and Salahaddin. She is now teaching BA, MA, and Ph.D. classes, and supervises MA and Ph.D. students in the Department of Kindergarten and Psychology.

Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University

 Dr. Amal Hamada

Dr. Amal Hamada

Research interests: Gendered political influence

I have been working at the Faculty of Economic and Political Science, Cairo University, Political Science Department as Assistant Professor since 2007, after I finished my Ph.D. in Iran in the same year. I wrote my thesis on “The Iranian Experience in Transition from Revolution into Statehood” and it was nominated for publication by Cairo University. My Master’s thesis was on “The Role of the Ulama in the making of the Iranian Revolution 1979-1981”. I have been a Fulbright Scholar in Residence twice; the first time at Lehigh University, USA for the academic year 2008-2009, where I taught a course on “Civil Society and Democracy in the Middle East”. The second time, in Framingham State University, MA, USA, for the spring semester 2015, where I taught two courses. The first on “Gender and Religion in the Politics of the Middle East '' and the second on “Social Movements: Theoretical Issues and Case Studies”. I had also been a visiting scholar at the Freie University in Berlin in 2012 and 2013, and at the University of Tubengin in 2012. I had served as the deputy director for the center of Civilization Studies and Dialogue of Cultures from 2012-2014. I have also served as the deputy director of the Center for Political Researches and Dialogue of Cultures, Faculty of Economics and Political Science from 2015-2017. Currently, and since 2019, I am serving as the director of the Women's Studies Unit and the academic coordinator of the professional master’s program on gender and development at Cairo University. I am also interested in developing and teaching multiple courses on Gender, Development and Conflict Transformation, Gender and Religious Discourse, as well as Theories on Gender and Development. My research interests are comparative politics issues; I have conducted research and written on virtual politics in Egypt and Iran, Youth Politics and change in the Middle East, Gender issues, and have been doing a lot of field work with regards to studying political awareness and its relation to the political process.

Kurdistan Institution for Strategic Studies and Scientific Research, Sulaimani

 Dr. Mahabad Jalal Huussen

Dr. Mahabad Jalal Huussen

Research interests: Gender equality

Dr. Mahabad Hussein Jalal was born in Sulaimani, Iraq. After earning a degree in Chemical Engineering from Baghdad, she has held many positions in government directorates such as that of Health and Environment. She has worked with international and local organizations, especially environmental organizations. She now serves as an expert in the Kurdistan Institution for Strategic Studies and Scientific Research as Director of Gender Equality.

Laboratoire Genre, Education, Littérature, Médias (GELM) Université Hassan II, Casablanca

Dr. Rajaa Nadifi

Dr. Rajaa Nadifi

Research interests: Gender education, literature, media

Dr. Rajaa Nadifi is a professor and specialist in literature and gender studies, coordinator of a gender master's degree program (2010 to 2018), director of the research laboratory for gender education, literature, and media, and supervisor of theses in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Aïn Chock-Casablanca University-Morocco. With G. Gillot, she organized "The States General of Training and Research on Gender in Morocco", conducted a survey on masculinities and gender equality in the Rabat Salé Kenitra region in 2015 ( , and participated in a study of AUF on gender and equality observatories (2018). She organized “The International Symposium: Gender and the University. Crossed Experiences Towards Gender Mainstreaming” in March 2019, under a UH2C, UNESCO and IRD partnership: ( ). 

She took part in the creation of the NGO “Centre pour l’Egalité de Genre” (2020) within in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Aïn Chock. She is also project partner with the University of the Balearic Islands for "Diagnosis of the Needs of Gender Studies in Morocco” and partner of UNESCO Chair “The Shared Development” of Paris 1 University (2021). 

Recent publications include:

R. Nadifi et G. Gillot dir. (2020).  (R)évolution ? Femmes et société marocaine, Casablanca Afrique/Orient 

R. Nadifi et G. Gillot dir. (2018). La marche vers l’émancipation ? Travail et éducation des femmes au Maroc. Casablanca : Afrique Orient

R. Nadifi et G. Gillot dir. (2018). Le genre dans l’université au Maroc, publication UH2C/ l’UNESCO/ l’IRD

Dynamiques de genre au Maroc, forthcoming, 2021  

Erbil Polytechnic University, Erbil, Kurdistan-Iraq

Aso Weli Mohammed

Aso Weli Mohammed

Research interests: Social issues, gender issues, the challengers of women in society, management, and information technology

Aso Weli Mohammed is a lecturer at Erbil Polytechnic University, where he is also Head of Information Technology. As Director of the Gender Center, he has worked at the university for nearly twenty years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from  Salaheddin University’s College of Human Science, Erbil (2006), and a master’s in sociology from Alexandria University. Currently he teaches at Erbil Polytechnic University and the Lebanese French University, supervising research and serving on promotion committees. He has published three investigations in scientific journals.

Soran University, Kurdistan-Iraq

Media Ibrahim Fattah

Dr. Media Ibrahim Fattah

Research interests: Sociology and gender

Dr. Media Ibrahim Fatah is an assistant professor in the Sociology Department at Soran University. In 2005, she earned her BA in Sociology from the University of  Salahadin. She also earned her MA degree in 2008 from the University of Salahadin, and during the same year, she began teaching there. At the beginning of 2009, she started working for the Sociology Department at Soran University. In 2012 she was awarded a PhD in Sociology of Religion. Since 2014, she has served as a board member on the Teaching and Scientific Committees of the Sociology Department at Soran University. Her research projects have related to youth, social changes, culture, child marriage, GBV, gender roles, and femininity. She has taught many courses on sociology, research methods, teaching methods, classic/modern sociological theory, the sociology of religion, and gender. In addition, she has led many seminars and workshops on child marriage, GBV, the role of gender in sociology, slavery, and many other topics.

University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan-Iraq

Dr. Jwan Bakhtyar Bahaulddin

Dr. Jwan Bakhtyar Bahaulddin

Research interests: Anthropology of gender

Jwan Bakhtyar Bahaulddin holds a PHD in Anthropology. She is a lecturer in the Sociology Department in the College of Humanities at the University of Sulaimani.  She is also a Senior Trainer at the Ministry of Planning at KIPA (Kurdistan Institute for Public Administration). She trains in Gender Equality and General Policy Management. In addition, she is a senior trainer at the ADYAN Foundation, in Lebanon, in Religious Diversity, and she serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Alliance of Iraqi Minorities.   

University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan-Iraq

Dr. Zheya Abbas Qadir 

Dr.Zhya Abbas Qadir

Research interests: Gender and violence

Zheya Abbas Qadir is the head of social work unit in humanities department at Sulaimani University. Also, she supervises the Center for Psychosocial Counseling for students at the same university. 

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