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Feminism, Politics and Religion in the Arab World

This course is closed for further applications.

Feminism in the Arab world is boosting. Arab feminists and female activists have been at the forefront of the Arab Spring revolutions and have been exposed to systematic, politically-oriented torture, imprisonment, and sexual harassment and rape in protest spaces in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Bahrain and other parts of the Arab world. Local MeToo movements such as #@KAFA أنا ايضا in Lebanon, #Ena Zeda أنا زادة in Tunisia, #MeToo انا كمان in Egypt, #TaAna حتى أنا in Morocco, #WeLostOneOfUs in Algeria and , #I Am My Own Guardian أنا ولية أمري, and #Women to Drive Movement قيادة المرأة في السعودية in Saudi Arabia have emerged and effected change. They have challenged ongoing deep-seated sexist and patriarchal religious and cultural ideas.

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.  

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.    


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.


Jihan Mohammed Zakarriya Mahmoud

Assistant Professor, AIAS-COFUND Fellow