Lina M. Kassem

Lina M. Kassem
Lina M. Kassem, Associate Professor in PPE
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Cincinnati, USA

Lina Kassem is an Associate Professor of Politics at AUW. Before joining AUW in 2017, she taught in the Department of International Affairs at Qatar University for eight years. She has also taught at Zayed University (UAE) and Wilmington College in the United States. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati.


Gender and Law
Quantitative Research Methods
Comparative Politics


Primary research interests are Gender and Law, Palestine, Human Rights, and Middle East Politics with a special focus on issues of sub-national identities.


Book Chapters, etc

“Qatari Women and the Personal Status Law” in Adrien K. Wing ed. Family Law and Gender in the Modern Middle East and North Africa, Cambridge University Press (in press).


“The Qatari Family at the Intersection of Policies” in M. EvrenTok, LowlahAlkhater, et al (eds.) Policy Making in a Transformative State: The Case of Qatar. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.


“Nationalism and the Clash of Identities,” with A.N. Talbott, and M. T. Snarr, in Michael T. Snarr and D. Neil Snarr, eds. Introducing Global Issues, 6th Edition. Lynn Reiner, 2011.


Journal Articles

“Domestic Violence Legislation and Reform Efforts in Qatar” in Perspectives: Political Analysis and Commentary from the Middle East & North Africa, special issue on “Qatar:


Aspirations and Realities” (Heinrich Böll Stiftung). No.4, November 2012. “Turning East: The Social and Cultural Implications of the Gulf’s Increasingly Strong Economic and Strategic Relations with China,” with Jacqueline Armijo. The Singapore Middle East Papers. Volume 1 (Spring 2012), published by the Middle East Institute and the National University of Singapore.


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