PhD in Politics and International Relations

Lancaster University, England

MA in Contemporary Literature Studies

Lancaster University, England

BA in English Language and Literature

Damascus University, Syria

Dr. Rahaf Aldoughli teaches comparative politics and international relations of the Middle East and is a Visiting Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre. Her research focuses on the association between the rise of nation-states in the Middle East and the perpetuation of militarism, despotism and fundamentalism, analyzing militarism in the Arab context not only as an institution used by the state, but also as an ideology that perpetuates masculinity and gender bias. Rahaf is a Lecturer at Lancaster University teaching Modern Middle Eastern History, based at the Centre for Cultural History of War. She is currently working on a book: Constructing the Syrian Nation: Politics, Ideology and Gender.