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Nadje Al-Ali is professor of gender studies at the Centre for Gender Studies, at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her main research interests revolve around gender theory; feminist activism; women and gender in the Middle East; transnational migration and diaspora moblization; war, conflict and reconstruction, art and cultural studies, and food. Her most recent books include "What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq (2009, co-authored with Nicola Pratt) and "Iraqi Women: Untold Stories from 1948 to the Present." Al-Ali was president of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS) from 2009-11. She is also a member of the Feminist Review Collective and a founding member of Act Together: Women’s Action for Iraq. She is currently involved in several projects with Iraqi academics and women’s rights activists with the aim to facilitate the introduction of women and gender studies and increase evidence-based research capacity in Iraq.