Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Mira Al Hussein

Mira Al Hussein is the Alwaleed Early Career Fellow in Authority in the Globalised Muslim World with a PhD in the Sociology of Education from the University of Cambridge, UK.

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Mira researches and writes extensively on topics related to state-society relations, citizenship, women and migrants in the Arab states of the Gulf. Mira holds a PhD in the Sociology of Education from the University of Cambridge, UK. Her thesis explored the intersection between geopolitics, state security narratives and higher education in the post-Arab Spring United Arab Emirates. She holds an MSc from the University of Bristol, where she read International Relations. Her research explored non-state actors’ influence on states foreign policy.

Mira’s research interests and area expertise broadly covers the Middle East, with a focus on the Arabian Peninsula. She is currently researching the migratory patterns and experiences of Arab Gulf citizens, and the formation of diasporic political agency in host countries. She will be teaching a course on Gulf histories, cultures, and societies.

Read Mira some of Mira Al Hussein's work below:

The UAE’s ‘Foreign Talent’ Dilemma, LSE Blog

The Economic Contracts of New Gulf Citizenships, Orient XXI

UAE: National Identity and the Social Contract, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

Contact Dr Mira Al Hussein

 mira.alhussein@ed.ac.uk