This article explores the relationship between gender and modern nation building in Qatar, with attention to how Qatari women negotiate the challenges of modern development and social change. The article analyzes Qatar’s strategic use of gendered nation-building initiatives, founded on representations of women as both symbols of tradition and marke...
My thesis explores the relationship between gender and modern nation-building in Qatar and analyzes how Qatari women are negotiating the challenges of modern development and social change. I address the questions of how the state of Qatar’s modern nation-building projects utilize representations of women and gendered developmental initiatives to fu...
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Alainna Liloia is a PhD student in Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona, and she holds a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Wake Forest University. Her research is focused on the relationship between gender and modern nation-building in the Arab Gulf states. She is particularly interested in how Gulf states utilize gendered representations and initiatives to fulfill specific political and social agendas. In addition, her research explores the ways in which Gulf women strategically negotiate the challenges of modern development and social change in the context of political, religious and social expectations. Her other research interests include modern Gulf history and politics, Islamic feminism/women’s activism, and postcolonial feminist theory.