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Dr Afaf Jabiri

Senior Lecturer

Gender Studies, Feminist Theory and Methodology, Middle East, Development, Refugee Studies, Forced Migration, Humanitarianism, Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies

Department of Social Sciences , School Of Education And Communities

Dr Jabiri is Senior Lecturer of Global Development Studies, the Co-Director of the Centre for Social Justice and Change and the Course Leader for MA programmes, Refugee Studies and Conflict, Displacement and Human Security. Dr Jabiri’s research is centered around questions related to feminist theory, intersectionality, settler colonialism and women’s agency and everyday practices in the context of Arab region, with particular focus on Palestinian refugee camps, Jordan, Egypt and Yemen.


  • PhD in Gender Studies, School of Oriental and African studies (SOAS) Title of thesis: Gender and Guardianship in Jordan: Femininity, Compliance, and Resistance
  • MPhil in International Politics, University of Glasgow
  • Diploma in Gender & Development Studies, Turin University-Italy and International Labor Organization (ILO) Joint Programme
  • BA in Sociology and Philosophy, University of Jordan

Areas Of Interest

  • Gender and the Middle East
  • Gendering migration and diaspora 
  • Gender and religion
  • Gender and development
  • Muslim and secular women's movement in the Middle East
  • Palestinian refugees