Rafeef Ziadah is Lecturer in Comparative Politics of the Middle East. Prior to this she was Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the SOAS Politics and International Studies department with the ‘Military Mobilities and Mobilising Movements in the Middle East’ project, examining the politics of infrastructures, maritime ports and the logistics industry in the Arabian Peninsula. Ziadah coordinated the production of this website as part of this ESRC (ES/L002833/1) funded project.

Ziadah holds a PhD in Politics from York University, Canada (2013). Her research interests include political economy of trade infrastructures, contentious politics, labour movements and the politics of humanitarianism, with a particular focus on the Middle East. She is currently examining the impact of Gulf Cooperation Council aid post 2011/2012 Arab uprisings.