Gender and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa: A Decade after the Arab Uprisings

   

Overview

The momentous upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) since 2011 have had substantial implications for gender politics. This workshop examines gender and politics across regimes and cultural contexts of the MENA compared with other regions. The workshop is a collaborative effort by researchers at the Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD), the Quality of Government (QoG) Institute, and the Working Group on Gender and Politics in the MENA. It brings together 43 international, interdisciplinary scholars to discuss cutting-edge research. The workshop will include eight sessions over two days. The sessions will involve a brief presentation of each paper, with the majority of time devoted to comments, feedback, and questions. The organizers will review revised papers, prepare them for publication as working papers, and as a special issue in an international, peer-reviewed journal. Results will also be discussed in the GLD podcast series, Governance Uncovered.

The workshop was part of the "Gender and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa: A Decade after the Arab Uprisings" project, funded by Riksbanken Jubileumsfond.