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Martina Rieker

Director, Institute of Gender and Women's Studies, American University in Cairo

Martina Rieker is the Director of the Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies at the American University in Cairo. Previously she served as the associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University in Cairo. Before that, she served as associate director of the Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies (AUC) during 2001-2005. She is co-coordinator of the Shehr Comparative Urban Landscapes in the Middle East and South Asia Network and co-coordinator of the (Re) Construction of War Torn Communities in the Middle East and Africa Working Group.

Research Project: Collecting Data, Constructing Desire: The Girl Child as Problem Space

Selected Publications:

  • Rethinking Feminist Interventions Into the Urban. Edited by Linda Peake and Martina Rieker (Routledge, 2012)
  • Comparing Cities: The Middle East and South Asia Edited by Kamran Asdar Ali and Martina Rieker (Oxford University Press, 2009).
  • Gendering Urban Space in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa Edited by Martina Rieker and Kamran Asdar Ali  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)
  • "Urban Margins: Envisioning the Contemporary Urban Global South." Special Issue Guest Editors: Kamran Asdar Ali and Martina Rieker. Social Text 26, no. 2 95 (2008)

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