Zahra Ali

Zahra Ali is a PhD student in sociology at EHESS and IFPO. Specialized in Islamic studies and gender studies, particularly through the thematics Gender and Islam, Gender and the Middle East. Her research focuses on the emergence of a Muslim Feminist dynamic occuring in the West and the Muslim world. She works on the women movement in the Arab World, especially in Iraq where she started her research in 2010. Her thesis research is currently focusing on the women's movement in the post-2003 Iraq, on the social history of Iraqi women and more generally on issues of gender, nation and religion in contemporary Iraq. As part of her MA dissertation in sociology at EHESS supervised by Nilufer Gole, she worked on the emergence of a Muslim feminist consciousness in France and published “Feminism and Islam: a post-colonial and transnational reading”, with S. Tersigni, in Exchanges and Correspondence: The Construction of Feminism, dir. C. Fillard and F. Orazi, ed. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Oct, 2009. She recently published an edited book Feminismes islamiques in La Fabrique editions.