- About IDCE
Nada Mustafa Ali, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of International Development and Social Change
Phone: (508) 793-8874
PhD, Government, Development Studies Stream, The University of Manchester, UK, 2000.
MA, Political Science, The American University in Cairo, Egypt, 1993.
BA (Hon), Political Science, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1991.
Gender, race, ‘difference’ and intersectionality; gendered processes of conflict, peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction; the interrelationship between theory, policy and praxis; global health (especially HIV/AIDS and women’s reproductive health and rights), feminist theory and praxis; human rights, governance and development, qualitative research methods and ethics, exile, refugees and forced migration; organizing, coalition-politics and transformation. Regional and country specialization: Africa (especially East and Southern Africa), the Middle East and North-Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Zambia and Egypt.
Nada Mustafa Ali is a scholar, practitioner and women's rights activist. She has worked as part-time faculty member in Global Studies, an interdisciplinary program at the New School University in New York. She has also taught in Egypt, Sudan and the United Kingdom.
Nada is a faculty fellow at the Centre for Governance and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She held a number of fellowship or associate positions, including at the Five College Women's Studies Research Centre at Mount Holyoke College, African and African American Studies at Fordham University, and at the International Center for Research on Women in Washington D.C.
Nada has worked for a range of development and human rights organizations and continues to have strong working relationships with women's, human rights and development organizations, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. She was the Women's Program Coordinator at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) in Egypt, the Africa Women's Rights researcher at Human Rights Watch and the director of African Health for Empowerment and Development (AHEAD). She has also worked for the Pankhurst Women's Center and the African Women's Health Forum in the United Kingdom. Nada has published widely in the areas of gender, women's human rights, and HIV/AIDS and is currently preparing a book on gender, race, and Sudan's exile politics for publication. She has consulted with various organizations and agencies, including the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Population Fund, the United States Institute of Peace, the United States Agency for International Development, the International Center for Research on Women and the South Sudan Women's Empowerment Network.
Forthcoming (2012) "Understanding Sudan's Conflicts" (book chapter) in John J. Michalczyk and Raymond Helmick (eds.) Genocide and Film. Anthem Press.
2011 Gender and Statebuilding in South Sudan. Washington, DC: US Institute of Peace (Special Report).
2011 "Women and HIV/AIDS in South Sudan" (book chapter) in F. Babunzer and O. Stern With Pain, Hope and Patience: The lives of women in South Sudan. Johannesburg, Jicana Publishers and Institute for
Justice and Reconciliation.
2010 "Universal Access for Women and Girls Now!: A UNDP-led UNAIDS and
UNIFEM Interagency Initiative" (with Susana Fried and Deena Patel) Poster at
the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, July.
2008 "Zambia: Curbing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence," On the Issues Magazine,
2008 "The Costs of Marital Rape In Southern Africa" The Independent, London,
2008 "Women and HIV/AIDS," Opinion Piece in The Post, Lusaka, May 16
2007 "The SADC Gender and Development Protocol: How it Can Save Lives." Opinion
piece in the Zambia Daily Mail. August 16.
2007 "Hidden in the Mealie Meal: Gender-Based Abuses and Women's HIV
Treatment in Zambia (for Human Rights Watch), December.
2005 "Sudanese Women in Diaspora and 'Endangering Peace' in Sudan". In Forced
Migration Review, Oxford, UK, No. 24, November (Special issue on Sudan:
Prospects for Peace) http://www.fmreview.org/FMRpdfs/FMR24/FMR2427.pdf
2003 "Thorny Issues and Perilous Coalitions: Addressing Women's Human Rights in
the Context of Conflict and the Struggle to Restore Democracy in Sudan (1989-
2000)". Al-Raida. Institute of Women's Studies in the Arab World, Lebanese
American University, Beirut. Vol. XX, No. 101, Spring.
2003 "Challenges Facing the Arab Women's Movement" (Interview article). Al-Raida. Institute of Women's Studies in the Arab World, LAU, Beirut. Vol. XX, No. 100,
2001 "On Being A Third World Feminist" in Eve's Back. Manchester, Winter, no. 27.
2000 "Meet Mary Apai: Gender, Culture and Conflict in Sudan" (Interview article). In
Agenda. No. 43.
1998 "Survival, Empowerment and the Invisible Economy: Five Cases from Atbara,
Sudan" (book chapter) in R. Lobban (ed.) Women in the Middle Eastern Invisible Economy. Gainesville, University Press of Florida.
1999 "Women's Rights Between International Conventions and Islamic Schools of
Thought: A Commentary" (in Arabic), in O.Al-Garray (ed.) Women's Rights
Between International Conventions and Islamic Schools of Thought. Cairo,
CIHRS Human Rights Debates Series.
- The History and Politics of Development Theory
- Theorizing Women, Gender and Development
- Advanced Issues in International Development: International Feminist and Women's Rights Thinking and Action
- Gender, Politics and Development in Africa
- Local Action/Global Change