Middle East Studies

Zahra Ali

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University-Newark

Zahra Ali is a sociologist and assistant professor at Rutgers University-Newark, her research explores dynamics of women and gender, social and political movements, in relation to Islam(s), the Middle East, and contexts of war and conflict with a focus on contemporary Iraq. She is interested in empire, (racial) capitalism, (post)coloniality, transnational feminisms as well as critical knowledge production and epistemologies. Ali is the author of Women and Gender in Iraq (Cambridge University Press, 2018), and co-author of Decolonial Pluriversalism (Rowman & Littlefield, Creolizing the Canon series, 2023 with Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun).