Doris H. GRAY

Associate Director, The Hillary Clinton Center for Women’s Empowerment Gender Studies Program Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco

Before becoming an academic, Doris Gray was a journalist for many years, ten years as foreign correspondent in South Africa and Kenya, covering 24 African countries for the for the German Press Agency (dpa).

Research Interests

Contemporary Gender issues in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisa, Islamic Feminisms, Transitional Justice, Masculinities.


Gray, D.H. and Sonneveld, Nadia (eds). Women and Social Change in North Africa: What counts as revolutionary? Cambridge University Press, November 2017.

Gray, D. H. Beyond Islamism and Feminism: Gender and Equality in North Africa. London, I.B. Tauris, 2013. Second revised edition, 2014.

Gray, D.H. Muslim Women on the Move: Women in Morocco and France speak out. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008.

Select articles:

Gray, Doris H. “Gender, Law and Social Change in North Africa”. GAIR Mitteilungen (Gesellschaft für Arabisches und Islamisches Recht).” 7. Jahrgang, Fall 2015, pp 87.

Gray, Doris H. “The many path to gender equality in Morocco.” Oxford Islamic Studies, February 2014.

Gray, Doris H. “In search of righting wrongs: Women and the transitional justice process in Tunisia.” International Relations. www.e-IR-info, April 2013.

Gray, Doris H. and Coonan, Terry. “Silence kills! Women and the transitional justice process in post-revolutionary Tunisia.” International Journal for Transitional Justice. February 2013.

Gray, Doris H. “Tunisia after the uprising: Islamist and secular quests for women’s rights.” Mediterranean Politics. Vol. 17, Issue 3, October 2012, pp 285-302.

Gray, Doris H. “The Tunisian Revolution and its implications for the Arab world.” Expressions maghrébines. Vol. 11, No. 1, Summer 2012, pp 217-228.

Gray, D.H. “Women in Algeria today and the debate over family law.” MERIA, Middle East Review of International Affairs, Vol. 13, No. 1 – March 2009

Book Chapters:

Gray, Doris H. and Coonan, Terry: “Reframing Gender Narrative through Transitional Justice in Tunisia” in Transitional Justice in the Middle East and North Africa. Sriram, Chandra, editor. Hurst, 2016.

Gray, Doris H. “Contemporary forms of Islamic leadership in Morocco” Muslim Women: Activism, Interpretation, and Identity. Leiden: Brill, Fall 2017.

Gray, Doris H. “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.

Gray, Kenneth R. and Gray, Doris H. “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.). Information Age Publishers, 2007.

Courses Taught

SSC 2315 Sex, Gender and Power

SSC 3316 Women in Society and Politics

SSC 3311Women and Development in North Africa

SSC 3398, HUM5360 Contemporary Issues in Islam: Gender

Topics for Supervision

Gender and Islam

Islamic Feminisms


Women’s Rights in North Africa