Middle East Studies

Gender Studies in the Middle East and Beyond

This research project, led by Nadje Al-Ali, Robert Family Professor of International Studies, and professor of anthropology and Middle East studies, is based on the recognition that a gendered intersectional lens is central, not marginal, to a deeper analysis and understanding of political mobilizations, social developments and cultural expressions in the Middle East. A gendered lens also allows for a comparative perspective and collaboration with other regional centers and initiatives at Brown University. The project involves panel discussions, lectures and book talks, as well as relevant research.