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Dr Ebtihal Mahadeen

Chancellor's Fellow - Lecturer

Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

- Gender and sexuality in the Middle East, particularly Jordan and the Levant - Gendered politics of culture in the Levant - The mediated constructions of Arab femininity/masculinity - The media as sites of hegemony and resistance

Education / Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of York

Professional Qualifications

Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, PgCAP

Biography

Dr Mahadeen completed her PhD at the Centre for Women’s Studies at the University of York in 2013. Her doctorate critically examined representations of virginity in online Jordanian media by analysing texts as well as production and consumption processes. Before coming to Edinburgh, Dr Mahadeen received a visiting scholarship from the Council for British Research in the Levant in 2013 and worked simultaneously as a Research Consultant with the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality. With a professional background in reporting and online media, Dr Mahadeen’s research focuses on the intersection of gender, sexuality, and media within an Arab context.

Research outputs

  1. Hymen reconstruction surgery in Jordan: Sexual politics and the economy of virginity

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  2. Militarist masculinity, militarist femininity: A gendered analysis of Jordan’s War on the Islamic State

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  3. “The Martyr of Dawn”: Femicide in Jordanian media

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Research activities & awards

  1. British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) Annual Conference

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  2. Gender, Media, and the Middle East International Symposium

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  3. Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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