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



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.



Ellen Lust (University of Gothenburg), Marwa Shalaby, (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Lena Wängnerud (University of Gothenburg), Carla Abdo-Katsipis (Wesleyan University), Meriem Aissa (Rutgers University), Nadje Al-Ali (Brown University), Nermin Allam (Rutgers University), Sa’ed Atshan (Swarthmore College and University of California, Berkeley), Carolyn Barnett (Princeton University), Ebtesam Barakat (Zefat Academic College/Bar-Ilan University/Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Lindsay Benstead (Portland State University), Alexandra Blackman (Cornell University), Selin Cagatay (University of Gothenburg and Central European University), Gamze Cavdar (Colorado State University), Marie Carlson (University of Gothenburg), Mounira M. Charrad (University of Texas at Austin), Yasmin Chilmeran (Swedish Institute of International Affairs), Julia Clark (University of California, San Diego), Pinar Dokumaci (Queen's University), Kate Ellis (American University in Cairo), Rola El-Husseini (Lund University), Summer Forester (Carleton College), Rita H. Giacaman (Birzeit University), Maria Holt (University of Westminster ), Mahmoud Jaraba (Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE)/Max Plank Institute), Suad Joseph (University of California, Davis), Tuba Kanci (Kocaeli University), Patrick Marius Koga (University of California, Davis), Monica Komer (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Maria Frederika Malmström (Lund University), Tommaso Milani (University of Gothenburg), Valentine M. Moghadam (Northeastern University), Yuree Noh (Rhode Island College / Harvard Kennedy School), Kelsey Norman (Baker Institute, Rice University), Isis Nusair (Denison University), Carrie Reiling (Washington College), Aytuğ Şaşmaz (Harvard University), Simona Sharoni (Merrimack College), Lihi Ben Shitrit (University of Georgia), Ora Szekely (Clark University), Aili Tripp (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Hind Ahmed Zaki (University of Connecticut), Tanya Zion-Waldoks (Hebrew University of Jerusalem).