Zahra Ali is a sociologist, her research explores dynamics of women and gender, social and political movements in relation to Islam(s) and the Middle East and contexts of war and conflicts with a focus on contemporary Iraq. She is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rutgers university. She is the author of “Women and Gender in Iraq: between Nation-building and Fragmentation” published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.
Middle East/Near East Studies
Geographic Areas of Interest
All Middle East
Study Of Contemporary Iraq
Post-2003 Iraqi Women's Rights Activism: between Ngos, Sectarianism and Rise of Conservatisms
Exploring Feminism in Contemporary Iraq: Legacies of the Past and Present Struggles
“Militia-zation” and Protest Movements in Post-2014 Iraq