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By: Hind Al-Ansari

Key Words: Middle East, Higher Education, Qatar, Arabian Peninsula, Gender, Human Rights, Education, Satellite campuses, Pierre Bourdieu, Paulo Freire, Michel Foucault

About My Research:

The purpose of this dissertation is two-fold: first, it aims to examine the impact of the political and religious tendencies on education in Qatar starting in the late 1940s. Some of the notable geopolitical events and their influences on the area of education include hosting exiled members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1950s and 60s, the Islamic Sahwa of the 1980s and 90s, and the aftermath of 9/11. Second, with the backdrop of the events mentioned above, this research scrutinizes the status of Qatari women and their experiences at schools and universities throughout the decades.

About Me:

I completed my undergraduate education at Northwestern University in Qatar, where I majored in Mass of Communication and earned a certificate in Middle Eastern Studies. Right after graduation, I enrolled in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University as a graduate student. While there, I predominantly focused on studying the history of Turkey, particularly the polarization between secularism and Islamism. I later worked as a research assistant for one year at Al Waleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program. In 2018, I was admitted at the Faculty of Education in Cambridge University to pursue my PhD in Education.

Hind Al-Ansari: Research
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