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Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences
Identity is a key theme in my teaching and research. I use a psychosocial studies framework, which brings together social and cultural theory and psychoanalysis, to theorise identity and its complex… read more
Identity is a key theme in my teaching and research. I use a psychosocial studies framework, which brings together social and cultural theory and psychoanalysis, to theorise identity and its complex formation. Since gaining a first class degree in Cultural Studies and following my PhD research that focused on women and independence I have published on aspects of identity that focus on gender and ethnicity particularly. I have a mixed-heritage (Egyptian/Muslim father and English/Christian mother) and I am particularly engaged with the inter-relationship between Egypt and the UK. My monograph - Postcolonial Masculinities: Emotions, Histories, Ethics is forthcoming and will be published by Ashgate. I have been on the editorial boards of Feminist Review (for 12 years) and Free Associations (for 10 years).
I am the module convenor for undergraduate modules that concentrate on matters of identity and culture: Culture in Contemporary Society and Introduction to Cultural Theory. I was the runner-up in 2012 in the Oscars awards for the best personal tutor (this award is organised by the Students Union). At postgraduate level I teach a module on gender and citizenship in the Middle East. I have extensive experience at supervising PhD students and the topics have ranged from ethics, street children, issues of mothering. Currently, I am supervising postgraduate research on domestic violence, adoption, and female political activity in the Middle East.
Law and Social Sciences Building
Nottingham NG7 2RD
telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 8939
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