The Critical Security Studies Hub at the #IAS_NUQ is a partnership between the Institute and the Arab Council for Social Sciences (ACSS). It emerges as an initiative of the ACSS Critical Security Studies working group to create hubs of activity around the region to promote scholarship on critical security that is embedded in the experiences of the region. The ACSS Qatar hub brings together scholars from around Qatar to think together and develop scholarship and programming that will advance our thinking around questions of (in)security. The ACSS Qatar hub in partnership with #IAS_NUQ looks forward to collaborating and partnering with scholars and organizations in and around the region, as well as further away across the global south, to promote critical scholarship that values solidarity across the global south and intervenes in key debates and struggles impacting the Arab region. The hub plans to publish in a range of formats to reach a wide audience and create an impact in the way people and policymakers think of (in)security in the region.


Noha Aboueldahab
Assistant Professor, International Law, Georgetown University in Qatar 

Abdullah Al-Arian
Associate Professor, History, Georgetown University in Qatar

Haya Al-Noaimi
Assistant Professor, Gender Studies, Northwestern University in Qatar

Zahra Babar
Associate Director for Research, Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University in Qatar

Clovis Bergère
Assistant Director for Research, Institute for Advanced Study of the Global South, Northwestern University in Qatar

Diala Hawi
Assistant Professor, Social Psychology, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Sami Hermez (Coordinator)
Associate Professor, Anthropology, Northwestern University in Qatar 

Torsten Menge
Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Northwestern University in Qatar

Marcela Pizarro
Assistant Professor, Journalism and Latin American Studies, Northwestern University in Qatar 

Sophie Richter-Devroe
Associate Professor, Women, Society, and Development, Hamad Bin Khalifa University 

Bassel Salloukh
Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Political Science, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies 

Nadya Sbaiti
Visiting Assistant Professor, History, Georgetown University in Qatar

Ammar Shamaileh
Assistant Professor, Politics and International Relations, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Karine Walther
Associate Professor, History, Georgetown University in Qatar

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