Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Doris Herr GRAY

Doris Herr GRAY

  • Associate Professor
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Associate Director
  • Associate Director of Hillary Rodham Clinton Center for Women Empowerment

  • Status: Full-time
  • Office number : 13
  • Building : 7
  • Office phone : (+212)-535-862-324
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  • Before becoming an academic, Doris H. Gray worked as a journalist and foreign correspondent for the German Press Agency (dpa) in Johannesburg, South Africa and for 10 years in Nairobi, Kenya from where she covered events on 22 African countries. As a result, her scholarly work focuses on contemporary issues, in particular women and gender and social change.
  • Degree : Ph.D. (2005) in French and Francophone Studies - Florida State University, USA
  • Research areas and expertise : Contemporary Gender Issues in North Africa, Islamic Feminisms, Migration, Transitional Justice

  • Currently teaching : Sex, Gender and Power. Women and Economic Development. Contemporary Issues in Islam: Women and Gender. Women, Power and Politics.

Bibliography: Books: With Sonneveld, Nadia (eds) Women and Social Change in North Africa: What Counts as Revolutionary? Cambridge University Press, 2017. • Beyond Islamism and Feminism: Gender and Equality in North Africa. London, I.B. Tauris, 2013. Second Revised Edition, fall 2014. • Muslim Women on the Move: Women in Morocco and France speak out. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, Lexington Books, 2008. Selected Articles in Refereed Journals: • “The many paths to gender equality in Morocco.” Oxford Islamic Studies, February 2014. “In search of righting wrongs: Women and the transitional justice process in Tunisia.” International Relations. www.e-IR-info, April 2013. • With Coonan, Terry. “Silence kills! Women and the transitional justice process in post-revolutionary Tunisia.” International Journal for Transitional Justice. February 2013. • “Tunisia after the uprising: Islamist and secular quests for women’s rights.” Mediterranean Politics. Vol. 17, Issue 3, October 2012, pp 285-302. • “The Tunisian Revolution and its implications for the Arab world.” Expressions maghrébines. Vol. 11, No. 1, summer 2012, pp 217-228. Book Chapters: • With Coonan, Terry: “Reframing Gender Narrative through Transitional Justice in Tunisia.” in Transitional Justice in the Middle East. Sriram, Chandra, editor. Oxford University Press, spring 2016. • “Contemporary forms of Islamic leadership in Morocco.” Muslim women: activism, interpretation, and identity. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, Fall 2014. • “Feminism, Islamism and a Third Way.” Contemporary Morocco State, Politics and Society under Mohammmed VI. Maddy-Weitzman, Bruce and Daniel Zisenwine, Daniel (eds) New York: Routledge, 2012. • With Gray, Kenneth R. “Women entrepreneurship in Morocco – Vanguards of Change in the Muslim World.” (pp 55-68). Perspectives of Women Entrepreneurship in the Age of Globalization, Radovic, Mirjana (ed.) Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishers, 2007.