Katja Žvan Elliott
Originally from Slovenia, I am an Associate Professor in Political Science/North African and Middle East Studies at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. I received my B.A in International Relations from the University of Ljubljana, and my MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Oxford. I continued with my DPhil in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford which I earned in 2012 with a dissertation entitled Women’s Rights and Reform in Provincial Morocco: From Disenfranchisement to Lack of Empowerment. Though trained as a political scientist, I am a proponent of qualitative/ethnographic methods in social sciences.
Research, Interests and Expertise
Politics of women’s rights in North African authoritarian regimes, Development and gender, Femininities and masculinities, North African authoritarianism and human development, Education and authoritarian regimes, Legal reforms (Muslim Family law, Penal Code, Nationality Code, etc.), Gender-based violence.
Modernizing Patriarchy (Combine Academic)
Chapters in edited Volumes
Peer-reviewed journal articles
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