Madawi Al-Rasheed

Visiting professor

London School of Economics and Political Science London School of Economics and Political Science

Madawi Al-Rasheed is Visiting Professor at the Middle East Centre, London School of Economics. Previously she was Professor of Social Anthropology at King’s College, London and Visiting Research professor at the Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore. Her research focuses on history, society, religion and politics in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, Middle Eastern Christian minorities in Britain, Arab migration, Islamist movements, state and gender relations, and Islamic modernism. 

Key Publications

  • Politics in an Arabian Oasis (I.B. Tauris 1991)
  • A History of Saudi Arabia (second edition CUP 2010)
  • Counter Narratives: History, Contemporary Society and Politics in Saudi Arabia and Yemen (Palgrave 2004)
  • Transnational Connections and the Arab Gulf (Routledge 2005)
  • Contesting the Saudi State: Islamic Voices from a New Generation (CUP 2007)
  • Kingdom without Borders: Saudi Political, Religious and Media Frontiers (Hurst 2008)
  • Dying for Faith: Religiously Motivated Violence in the Contemporary World (I.B. Tauris 2009)
  • Mazaq al-islah fi al-saoudiyya (Saqi 2005), Demystifying the Caliphate (Hurst 2012)
  • A Masculine State, Gender, Politics and Religion in Saudi Arabia (CUP 2013)
  • Muted Modernists: the Struggle over Divine Politics in Saudi Arabia, (Hurst 2015)
  • Salman’s Legacy: the Dilemmas of a New Era (Hurst 2018)