In Australia, there is an event called the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, with some high-calibre contributors, like Salman Rushdie and Steven Pinker. One of the speakers they invited was one
This blog was co-authored with my friend Janan Aljabiri using some of her work in Iraq and part of my thesis. The Fair Observer published it – changing the title to make it more SEO friendly – but since that’s not a consideration here, I’ll keep the original.
Iraq’s decline into chaos has led to the reemergence of compensation marriages to settle disputes between tribes.
It seems as if I’ve let the blog go quiet after finishing my PhD. Actually, I’ve been super-busy writing and working for Fuuse, and my new employer Deeyah Khan. This involved following up on the broadcast of Jihad, developing new projects and helping organise events. Please keep an eye on my Researchgate page if you’re interested in following my work!
Third part in my four part series of reusing bits of my thesis. This one is about the impact of new understandings of reproduction on women’s roles and the development of patrilinear logic.