Gender and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa: A Decade after the Arab Uprisings
In October 2020, GLD and its partners Marwa Shalaby (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Lena Wängnerud (University of Gothenburg), were awarded 446,000 SEK (approx. 50,400 USD) by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond to study Gender and Politics in the MENA. The main applicant and PI is GLD Director Ellen Lust.
The momentous upheavals in the MENA region since 2011 have had substantial implications for gender politics. This project explores how the old paradigms, realities, and contexts for studying gender and politics in the region have been shaped and reshaped by unfolding political transformations since the onset of the uprisings. We convened a workshop series in May 2021 to examine these changes and will continue the discussion at an in-person workshop in May 2022. Papers from both workshops will be collated in 5 special issues (Forthcoming 2022). The workshops and publications are a collaborative effort by researchers at the Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD), the Quality of Government (QoG) Institute, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Working Group on Gender and Politics MENA.
Related Podcast Episodes
Gender and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa: A Decade after the Arab Uprisings, Virtual, May 6, 7, 20, & 21, 2021
Allam, N., Shalaby, M., & Zaki, H. (2023). "Perilous Pedagogy: Teaching Gender and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa," Politics & Gender. Available here.
Barnett, Carolyn; Shalaby, Marwa. (2021). "Success Beyond Gender Quotas: Gender, Local Politics, and Clientelism in Morocco" Governance and Local Development Institute Working Paper Series No. 48. Available here.
Benstead, Lindsay, and Kao, Kristen. (2020). “The Importance of Intersectionality: Gender, Islamism, and Ethnicity in Elections,” Governance and Local Development Institute Working Paper Series No. 23. Available here.
Benstead, Lindsey J. and Ellen Lust. (2018) "Why do some voters prefer female candidates? The role of perceived incorruptibility in Arab elections." in H. Stensöta and L. Wängnerud (Eds.) Gender and Corruption, 83-104, Palgrave Macmillan.
This project is supported by the Gender and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa: A Decade of Uprisings. (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond – F20-0096), PIs: Ellen Lust, Marwa Shalaby, and Lena Wängnerud.