Madawi Al-Rasheed

Madawi Al-Rasheed

Madawi Al-Rasheed is Visiting Professor at the LSE Middle East Centre. In January 2017, she returned to the MEC from a sabbatical year at the Middle East Institute, the National University of Singapore. Previously, she was Research Fellow at the Open Society Foundation. Between 1994–2013, she was Professor of Anthropology of Religion at King’s College London. She was also Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. She has taught at Goldsmith College, University of London and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford. Al-Rasheed has published several articles in academic journals and edited volumes on Saudi Arabia’s political development since the Arab uprisings, gender policies and current affairs. She regularly contributes to international television and print media. Her book, Salman’s Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia was published in 2018, and her latest publication The Son King: Reform and Repression in Saudi Arabia was published by OUP in 2021.

Interviews with Madawi Al-Rasheed

The 2023 British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, recommended by Madawi Al-Rasheed

The annual British Academy Book Prize seeks out books that promote ‘global cultural understanding’—something we could all do with more of right now. Anthropologist Madawi Al-Rasheed, a visiting professor at LSE and one of the prize’s judges, talks us through the six excellent books that made the 2023 shortlist, from the ancient Library of Alexandria to fire walking in contemporary Greece.

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