MENA Politics Newsletter

MENA Politics Newsletter 3(2)

We are delighted to announce the publication of the Fall 2020 issue of the APSA MENA Politics Newsletter, featuring a symposium on women and gender in the Middle East and North Africa organized by Gamze Cavdar (Colorado State University). Download and read it now!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

WELCOME MESSAGES

Marc Lynch.…………………………………..……………………..2

     Message from the Section Chair and Editor

Marc Lynch.…………………………………..……………………..3

     Section 2020 Award Winners

Ahmed Morsy and Andrew Stinson…..……………………4

     Note from APSA

REPORT

Nermin Allam, Gail Buttorff and Marwa Shalaby…….5

     COVID-19 Pandemic Compounds Challenges Facing MENA Research

RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: WOMEN AND GENDER IN MENA

Gamze Cavdar…….………..……………………………………….10

     Introduction: Looking Beyond Islam

Lillian Frost…….………..………………………………….………12

     Unequal Citizens: State Limitations on Women’s Nationality Rights

Lihi Ben Shitrit …………….………………………………………16

     Gilead in Palestine

Catherine Warrick ………………………………………………..21

     Gender and the Law in the Arab World: Text, Pretext, and Citizenship

Shirin Saeidi …………………………………………………………26

     “We Don’t have Citizenship:” Liberation and Other Conceptual Frameworks for Understanding Iranian Women’s Activism in the MENA and Beyond

Erika Biagini and Paola Rivetti………………………………31

     State repression and activist organizing in informal spaces: Comparing feminist movements in Egypt and Iran

Aili Mari Tripp………………………………………………………37

     Why Autocrats Adopt Women’s Rights: The Case of Morocco

Gamze Cavdar ………………………………………………………41

     Implications of Islamist Rule for Women’s Employment in Turkey

Marwa Shalaby …………………………………………………….46

     Gender Stereotypes and Women’s Political Representation in MENA

Lindsay J. Benstead …………………………………….………..51

     What Explains Patriarchal Attitudes? The Role of Women’s Employment and Household Structure

Nermin Allam ………..……………………………………………..55

     A Case for Community Engaged Research in Gender Studies and The Middle East

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