Author profile: Zahra Ali

Zahra Ali is a sociologist specialized in women and gender studies in relation to Islam and the Middle East and currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Chester and a research associate at IFPO. Her doctoral research untitled “Women and Gender in Iraq: between Nation-building and Fragmentation” explores contemporary Iraqi women activism through an in-depth ethnography of post-2003 Iraqi women political groups conducted in Baghdad, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah and a socio-historical study of women’s social, economic and political experiences since the formation of the Iraqi state. She edited Féminismes Islamiques, the first collection on Muslim feminist scholarship published in France (La Fabrique editions, 2012), which was later translated and published in German (Passagen Verlag, 2014).

Review – Against All Odds: Voice of Popular Struggle in Iraq

Zahra Ali • Dec 21 2015 • Features
By giving a voice to popular movements which resist Iraq's dramatic and dreadful situation, Issa manages to bring some hope and positive insight to the Iraqi context.

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