Our Work – Publication by Professor Nadje Al-Ali

By Akanksha Mehta|March 2, 2016|Faculty, Our Work, Publications|0 comments


In March 2016, Professor Nadje Al-Alipublished an article titled – Sexual violence in Iraq: Challenges for transnational feminist politics in the European Journal of Women’s Studies.

Abstract: The article discusses sexual violence by ISIS against women in Iraq, particularly Yezidi women, against the historical background of broader sexual and gender-based violence. It intervenes in feminist debates about how to approach and analyse sexual and wider gender-based violence in Iraq specifically and the Middle East more generally. Recognizing the significance of positionality, the article argues against dichotomous positions and for the need to look at both macrostructural configurations of power pertaining to imperialism, neoliberalism and globalization on the one hand, and localized expressions of patriarchy, religious interpretations and practices and cultural norms on the other hand. Finally, the article reflects on the question of what a transnational feminist solidarity might look like in relation to sexual violence by ISIS.

Access the article here. 


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