Shereen El Feki

Shereen El Feki

Professor of Global Practice


Shereen El Feki is the author of Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World (Penguin Random House, 2013), and an expert on the interplay of gender, sexuality, politics and religion in the Arab region. As a Senior Fellow with Promundo, Shereen is currently leading the International Men and Gender Equality Survey Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA), a ground-breaking study of men, masculinities and gender roles in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and the Palestinian Territories. Shereen also sits on UNHCR’s new Advisory Group on Gender, Forced Displacement and Protection, where she is collaborating on the development of novel approaches to address issues relating to sexual and reproductive health and rights among recently-arrived refugees in Europe.

Shereen is also an Associate Fellow of Chatham House,  as well as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies and Co-Chair of the Gender-Based Violence Hub at the Joint Learning Initiative for Faith and Local Communities. She has served as Vice-Chair of the UN’s Global Commission on HIV and the Law, as well as working as a presenter with Al Jazeera and Healthcare Correspondent at The Economist. Shereen started her career with a BSc from the University of Toronto and an MPhil and PhD from University of Cambridge. 

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