Ebtihal Mahadeen

Lecturer

Background

Dr. Mahadeen's research focuses on the intersection of gender, sexuality, and media within an Arab context.  She has a professional background in reporting and online media, and has previously produced critical feminist analyses of female virginity in Jordanian media for her doctorate. Before coming to Edinburgh, Dr Mahadeen was a visiting scholar at the Council for British Research in the Levant in Amman, Jordan, and worked simultaneously as a Research Consultant with the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality.

 

Undergraduate teaching

I am course organiser for the following courses:

  • Gender and Media in the Arab World
  • Reading Arab Feminist Texts: Key Debates on Women's Rights in the Arab World

I guest lecture on the following team-taught courses:

  • Islamic and Middle Eastern Cultures

Past:

  • Research Skills and Methods for IMES Dissertations

 

Postgraduate teaching

I am course organiser for:

  • Gender and Media in the Arab World
  • Critical Readings in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

I guest lecture on the following team-taught courses:

  • Research Skills and Methods in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Research Methods and Problems in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Past:

  • Diasporas of the Middle East
  • Advanced Issues in the Study of the Middle East

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Areas of interest for supervision

I welcome supervision enquiries on any of these areas: gender and sexuality in the MENA region, femininity and masculinity, contemporary Arab media.

Current PhD students supervised

  • Ameerah Alshehri: Magical Realism in Middle Eastern Female-Authored Novels
  • Adam Ferron

Past PhD students supervised

  • Jona Fras: Linguistic Practice on Contemporary Jordanian Radio: Publics and Participation

Research summary

  • Gender and sexuality in the Middle East, particularly Jordan and the Levant
  • Arab feminist media studies
  • Sexuality in Islam
  • Gendered politics of culture in the Levant
  • The mediated constructions of Arab femininity/masculinity
  • The media as sites of hegemony and resistance
  • Micro and discursive media analyses

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