Middle East Studies

Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University
Global Chair in Law, Queen Mary University of London

Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, a Palestinian feminist, is the Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law in the Faculty of Law at the Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Global Chair in Law, at Queen Mary University of London. Her research focuses on trauma, state crimes and criminology, surveillance, gender violence, law and society, and genocide studies. She is the author of numerous academic articles and books among them “Militarization and Violence Against Women in Conflict Zones in the Middle East: The Palestinian Case Study” published in 2010; “Security Theology, Surveillance and the Politics of Fear," published in 2015; “Incarcerated Childhood and the Politics of Unchilding," published in 2019; all by Cambridge University Press. She has also co-edited two books, the latest one entitled When Politics are Sacralized: Comparative Perspectives on Religious Claims and Nationalism (Cambridge University Press, 2021), and is completing an edited volume with Lila Abu-Lughod and Rema Hammami entitled The Cunning of Gender Based Violence, to be published with Duke University Press.