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Nicola Pratt

Nicola Pratt

Reader, International Politics of the Middle East

Room: E1.14, Social Studies Building

Tel: +44 (0)24765 74735

Email: N dot C dot Pratt at warwick dot ac dot uk

Advice and Feedback Hours, Term 2: Thurs 15.30-16.30 (no appointment needed); or email to arrange another mutually convenient time (N.B. no AFH in Reading Week)

I came to PAIS in July 2009 from the School of Political, Social and International Studies at the University of East Anglia. Before entering the world of academia, I lived and worked in Egypt for several years on projects concerning human rights and democratisation and speak Arabic.

My research and teaching interests are located at the intersections between the politics of the Middle East and feminist international relations theory. In my research, I am particularly interested in the ways in which ‘ordinary people’ are shaped by and also influence national and international politics—particularly, democratization, peace and security. I have researched and written on democratization, human rights and conflict in a number of Middle Eastern countries. Since 2016, I lead a research project on 'Politics and Popular Culture in Egypt: Contested Narratives of the 25 January 2011 Uprising and its Aftermath'.

My research interests link to my activism in the international peace/anti-war movement and I am a regular speaker at various meetings of social movement/voluntary groups. Between 2010 and 2013, I was the co-director of an international research partnership between Warwick and Birzeit University, Palestine, entitled, 'Reconceptualising Gender: Transnational Perspectives'. I am a contributor to the e-zine and was also Associate Editor of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies for 6 years. In 2015, I was elected to the Committee of the Council for British Research in the Levant.

I am convener of the undergraduate 3rd year module, Violence, Rights, Justice and Peace in the Middle East and the post-graduate module, International Relations and Security of the Middle East.

I am able to offer Ph.D. supervision in most areas of the international relations and comparative politics of the Middle East. I particularly welcome those students who are interested in studying some aspect of gender and politics in the Middle East.

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