MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Name
Dr. Islah Jad
Biography

• Islah Jad (Hossneya Gad) is an Associate Professor, Jad is a lecturer on gender issues and politics at the Women's Studies Institute and Cultural Studies Institute of Bir Zeit University, where she was its director from 2008-2013. She is a founding member of its women’s studies MA program. She has written books and papers on the role of women in politics, Palestinian women and the relationships among them, Islam, and NGOs. Dr. Jad is also a consultant on gender issues to the United Nations Development Programme and is co-author of the UN's Arab Development Report on Women's Empowerment and author of two books. • 1-Palestinian Female Headed Households, MAS, Rmallah, 2002. • 2-Women at the Crossroads: The Palestinian Women's Movement between Nationalism, Secularism and Islamism, Syracuse University Press 2018. • Dr. Jad received her Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London in 2004.

Qualifications
Doctorate, SOAS University of London
Current or most recent Employer

Associate Professor

Bir Zeit University
Time in Post - 8

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, State of Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic,

Disciplinary or professional background

Development Studies, Political science, Policy/political advocacy (including human rights), Social/Public Policy

Languages

Arabic (Spoken), Arabic (Written), Arabic (Primary Writing Language), English (Spoken), English (Written), French (Spoken), French (Written), Other* (Spoken),
Other *English

Contact Info

i_jad@yahoo.com

00972599728287

Bir Zeit University. Women's Studies Institute.
Public Profiles

https://www.linkedin.com/in/islah-jad-883148153/

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Inequality ( 20 years )

Governance (National) ( 20 years )

Governance (Local Governance and Decentralization) ( 15 years )

Family policy ( 25 years )

Gender equality

Work relates to groups

Youth ( 3 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Inequality

Governance (National)

Governance (Local & Decentralization)

Gender equality

Labour and employment polices

Conflict & Security

Engagement

Academic publications
Palestinian Women’s Activism: Nationalism, Secularism, Islamism https://muse.jhu.edu/book/63232

Academic conferences
many conferences

Television