Saudi Academic



FOLLOW Dr Madawi

Saudi Academic

Politics & Society

Dr. Madawi is Visiting Professor at the Middle East Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Research Fellow at the Open Society Foundation. Previously she was Professor of Social Anthropology at King’s College, London.

Dr. Madawi’s research focuses on history, society, religion and politics in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, Middle Eastern Christian minorities, Arab migration, Islamist movements, and state and gender relations.

Her publications include Politics in an Arabian Oasis (I.B. Tauris 1991), A History of Saudi Arabia (second edition CUP 2010), Counter Narratives: History, Contemporary Society and Politics in Saudi Arabia and Yemen (Palgrave 2004),Transnational Connections and the Arab Gulf (Routledge 2005), Contesting the Saudi State: Islamic Voices from a New Generation (CUP 2007), Kingdom without Borders: Saudi Political, Religious and Media Frontiers (Hurst 2008), Dying for Faith: Religiously Motivated Violence in the Contemporary World (I.B. Tauris 2009), mazaq al-islah fi al-saoudiyya (Saqi 2005), Demystifying the Caliphate (Hurst 2012) and A Masculine State, Gender, Politics and Religion in Saudi Arabia (CUP 2013).

BASED IN: London, UK

LANGUAGES: English, Arabic and French.

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia obituary. The Guardian January 2015

Saudi reform could include elected legislature. Al-Monitor June 2014

Saudi Peace Initiative Takes Back to Iran. Al-Monitor May 2014