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Speaker biography

Nadera-Shalhoub-Kevorkian

Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian is the Global Chair in Law at Queen Mary University of London, as well as Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focuses on trauma, state crimes and criminology, surveillance, gender violence, law and society.  She studies the crime of femicide and other forms of gendered based violence, violence against children in conflict ridden areas, crimes of abuse of power in settler colonial contexts, surveillance, securitization and social control. Shalhoub-Kevorkian is the author of numerous books among them “Militarization and Violence Against Women in Conflict Zones in the Middle East: The Palestinian Case Study” published in 2010;  “Security Theology, Surveillance and the Politics of Fear”, published by Cambridge University Press, 2015.  More recently, she published a book examining Palestinian childhood entitled: “Incarcerated Childhood and the Politics of Unchilding”, and an edited book entitled: Understanding Campus-Community Partnerships in Conflict Zones”, and is currently co-editing two new book on the sacralization of politics and its effect on human suffering, and Islam and gender based violence.