Stéphanie Latte Abdallah
Stéphanie Latte Abdallah is a historian and political scientist. She is a research fellow at the Institut de recherches et d’études sur le monde arabe et musulman (CR1 IREMAM-CNRS) in Aix-en-Provence since 2006 and at the Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo) since September 2013. She first specialized in Palestinian refugee social history; then on more broader issues of gender, civil society mobilizations, more specifically in Jordan and Palestine, and feminisms in the Middle East, notably on Islamic feminism. She then coordinated collective research programs on borders in the Israeli-Palestinian spaces and is researching on political imprisonment of Palestinians in Israel since 1967. She is also working on the connection between images and politics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She was awarded the Bronze Medal of the CNRS in 2008.
Among her main publications are Femmes réfugiées palestiniennes PUF, Paris, 2006 ; (ed.), Images aux frontières. Représentations et constructions sociales et politique. Palestine, Jordanie 1948-2000, Beyrouth, Institut Français du Proche-Orient (IFPO), 2005 ; (ed.) Le féminisme islamique aujourd’hui, Critique Internationale, n°46, janvier-mars 2010 [Islamic feminism today, Issue updated and translated in English, 2013, available on the website of Critique Internationale, www.sciencespo.fr/ceri/en/critique] ; (ed.) Féminismes islamiques, Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée (REMMM), n°128-2, décembre 2010 ; (co-edited with Leyla Dakhli), Des engagements féminins au Moyen-Orient (XXe-XXIe siècle), Le Mouvement Social, n° 231, avril-juin 2010.
Her latest book (co-edited with Cédric Parizot) A l’ombre du Mur. Israéliens et Palestiniens entre occupation et séparation was published in September 2011.
In the framework of the WAFAW program, she focuses on the impact and roles of Islamic women activists and eventually of Islamic feminists in the post revolutionary period at the regional level. She will first deal more specifically with the Jordanian process and then extend it to other countries of the region. She will also consider more broadly the transformations of mobilizations in Jordan and in the Palestinian territories (from party politics to pragmatic networks and coalitions often superseding ideological and secular/religious lines), including a gender perspective, and the impact of the revolutionary processes in the region on Palestinian politics and on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.