Istitution: King’s College, University of London
Position: Professor of anthropology of religion
Biography: Madawi al-Rasheed is a Saudi Arabia-born academic, who is one of the world’s leading experts on political, social and religious life in Saudi Arabia. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from the University of Salford in the UK.
Al-Rasheed has also completed both a master’s degree and a doctorate in social anthropology at the University of Cambridge in the UK. After a year as a researcher at the School of Oriental and African Studies from 1989-1990, she worked part time at both the University of Oxford and Goldsmiths College.
From 1991-94, she was a research fellow at Oxford. In 1994, she moved to King’s College where she has worked as a lecturer, senior lecturer and professor. In 2009, she published her eighth book. She has been an active commentator on the Arab uprisings and particularly on its implications for Saudi Arabia.
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