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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: Mon 11.30-12.30pm; Thurs 4.30-5.30pm (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. 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'. 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. I am a contributor to the e-zine Jadaliyya.com 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 convenor of the undergraduate 3rd year module, Middle East Regional Relations and the post-graduate module, International Relations of the Middle East. In previous teaching, I have pioneered the use of Wikipedia in student learning and assessment and piloted a project to develop the use of the social book-marking site Delicious in encouraging independent research skills amongst 1st year students.

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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