Editorial Team

  • General Supervisor
  • Dr. Nayef Bin Nahar , Director of Ibn Khaldon Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Qatar University

    Email: n.alshamari@qu.edu.qa

    Dr. Nayef Nahar Al-Shammari, Director of the Ibn Khaldon Center for Humanities and Social Sciences at Qatar University. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Islamic Studies from Qatar University in 2008. He obtained a Master’s degree in Jurisprudence and Fundamentals with Distinction in 2011 from the International Islamic University in Malaysia. He obtained a PhD from the same university in jurisprudence and its fundamentals with distinction in 2014, and the thesis of both degrees addressed Islamic banking. Dr. Nayef Bin Nahar also received another doctorate in 2018 in the field of political science from the International Islamic University in Malaysia, and the thesis was on the subject of fixed and variable constructs in the democratic system. Dr. Nayef bin Nahar has seven books in various fields of knowledge, including: “Islamic Banking in the State of Qatar”, “Introduction to International Relations”, “Democracy as it is” and “The Logical Correlation between Islam and Secularism”. He has about ten research papers in various scientific journals, including "Moral Induction by Shatby: A Critical Study" and "Legal Mechanisms for the formation of Capital of Islamic Branches" and "A Proposed Methodology for Westernization Science Establishment." Dr. Nayef presented a new theory in the science of international relations called the "Deterrent Arm" and acquired its intellectual property on the seventh of February 2016.

  • Prof. Eltigani Abdelgadir Hamid , Professor of Political Thought, Ibn Khaldon Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Qatar University

    Email: erahma@qu.edu.qa

    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4712-6180

    Google Scholar : https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=ar&user=nD7tZ1kAAAAJ

    Bio: Eltigani Abdelgadir Hamid is a research Professor of Political Thought at Ibn Khaldon Center, Qatar University. He holds a BA with an honor degree in Philosophy (University of Khartoum-Sudan), a Master’s Degree in Political Philosophy, with particular focus on Islamic Political Thought (University of Khartoum-Sudan), and a Ph.D. in Politics, with a special focus on contemporary Islamic movements (University of London). Among the academic positions he previously held are: Professor of Political Thought and Islamic Studies (Institute for Islamic World Studies, Zayed University, UAE); Associate Professor (the Graduate School of Islamic & Social Sciences, USA); Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies (Shenandoah University, USA); Associate Professor of Political Studies (International Islamic University, Malaysia); Assistant Professor (Department of Political Science, University of Khartoum), and Assistant Professor (Department of Islamic Studies, University of Khartoum). His research interests include: Political Thought (Western and Islamic), Islamic Movements, Reform and Renewal Movements, and Qur’anic Studies. Prof. Eltigani writes and lectures in Arabic and English, with many academic papers published in these two languages.

  • Editorial Committee Members
    1. Prof. Tayeb Bouzza, Professor of Philosophy at the Tangier-Tetouan Academy, Morocco

      Email: tayebbouazza@yahoo.fr

      Tayeb Bouazza, holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Faculty of Arts, Mohammed V University, Rabat 2002. He is currently a professor of higher education at the Teacher Training Center, Tangier-Tetouan Academy. He is a Lecturer in the Master of Interpretations at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in Tetouan, Abdel-Malik Al-Saadi University, a member of the jury for the Morocco Book Award in 2020, and he is an academic advisor to the Nohoudh Center for Studies and Publications, Kuwait (from 2016 to now). He published thirteen books, including eight parts in the History of Western Philosophical Thought series, including: “The Implication of Philosophy and the Question of Origins”, Namaa Center for Research and Studies, Beirut (2012), “Pre-Socratic Philosophy, Maltese Philosophy”, Namaa Center for Research and Studies, Beirut (2013), “Pythagoras and Pythagoreans, Between the Magic of Mathematics and the Mystery of Existence”, Nama Center for Research and Studies, Beirut (2014), and “In Defense of the Sophists”, Nama Center for Research and Studies, Beirut (2017)”, and several other publications.

    2. Prof. Adnan Yousef Atoum, Professor of Social and Cognitive Psychology, Yarmouk University, Jordan

      Email: atoum@yu.edu.jo

      ORCID: 0000-0001-7492-2487

      SCOPUS author ID: 6506261621

      Google Scholar : https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=list_works&hl=en&authuser=1&hl=en&user=19_sdKkAAAAJ&pagesize=80&authuser=1

      Professor Adnan Yousef Atoum is a highly accomplished academic and expert in the field of psychology. He obtained his PhD in Social-Cognitive Psychology from Texas Christian University in 1990 and currently teaches at the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Yarmouk University, Jordan. In addition to his academic work, Professor Atoum also serves as the head of the trustee board of Irbid Private University. Throughout his career, Professor Atoum has held numerous prestigious positions, including President of Al-Albyte University and Vice President and Dean of Education and Psychology at Yarmouk University. He has also taught at international institutions such as Sharjah University-UAE and College of Education, Sultanate of Oman. With a passion for research, Professor Atoum has published over 100 research articles and 18 books on various psychological issues. His work has been widely recognized and respected, and he has served as Chief-Editor and member of editorial and consultation boards at several research journals worldwide. His research interests include Thinking Skills, Cognitive Processes, Social Interaction, Deception, and Group Productivity.

    3. Prof. Faeghe Shirazi , Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A

      Email: fshirazi@austin.utexas.edu

      SCOPUS author ID: 35276345100

      Google Scholar : https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=ar&user=yk-maaIAAAAJ

      Dr. Faegheh Shirazi is a Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. She holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Shirazi’s specialisations and research interests include popular religious practices; rituals and their influence on gender identity and discourse in Muslim societies, with a primary focus on Iran Islamic veiling Material culture, textile and clothing. She also specializes in the study of Islamic veiling, material culture, textiles and clothing. Dr. Shirazi has made significant contributions to academia and has published extensively in various prestigious academic peer-reviewed journals at both national and international levels. Her publications encompass a diverse range of topics within her field of expertise. Notably, she is the author of several influential books, including "Brand Islam: The Marketing and Commodification of Piety" (2016), "Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism" (2009), and "The Veil Unveiled: Hijab in Modern Culture" (2001). Additionally, she has served as the editor of "Muslim Women in War and Crisis: From Reality to Representation" (2010).

    4. Dr. Batoul Khalifa, Associate Professor of Mental Health, Qatar University, Qatar

      Email: batoul@qu.edu.qa

      ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4217-4100

      SCOPUS author ID: 26221774600

      Google Scholar : https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=ar&user=jdrrnkQAAAAJ

      Dr. Batoul Khalifa is an Emeritus Associate Professor in Mental Health at Qatar University. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Philosophy (Mental Health) from Ain Shams University, where she conducted a study on the role conflict experienced by Qatari women workers and its impact on the psychological well-being of mothers and children. She led numerous successful projects and workshops in Qatar and globally. In addition, Batoul Khalifa serves as the Chair of the Quality Assurance and Program Improvement Committee at the College of Education at Qatar University. She has also served as a former board member of DISE and has worked as a reviewer for the International Journal of Multicultural Learning and Teaching. Dr. Batoul's research interests encompass a range of topics, including women and family psychology, child maltreatment, youth creativity, and quality assurance in higher education. She has made significant contributions as a co-author of several books in Arabic, such as "Trends Towards Domestic Workers and their Impact on Family Upbringing Methods and Psychological Compatibility of Children in Qatar: An Analytical Study" (2006), and "Learning Difficulties Between Theory and Application" (2007). Furthermore, she has published her work in peer-reviewed academic journals and presented at various national and international conferences.

    5. Dr. Sahar Khamis, Associate Professor of Mass Communication & Media, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

      Email: skhamis@umd.edu

      SCOPUS author ID: 35761475400

      Google Scholar : https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=ar&user=sClTqWsAAAAJ

      Sahar Khamis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is an expert on Arab and Muslim media, and the former Head of the Mass Communication Department in Qatar University. Dr. Khamis holds a Ph.D. in Mass Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Manchester in England. She is a former Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. Dr. Khamis has made significant contributions to the field through her research and publications. She is the co-author of “Islam Dot Com: Contemporary Islamic Discourses in Cyberspace” (2009) and “Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement and Citizen Journalism” (2013). She is the co-editor of “Arab Women’s Activism and Socio-Political Transformation: Unfinished Gendered Revolutions” (2018). She authored and co-authored numerous book chapters, journal articles and conference papers, regionally and internationally, in both English and Arabic.

    6. Dr. Houcine Soudani, Professor of Linguistics Studies, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia

      Email: Houcine.soudani@issht.utm.tn

      ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9404-1027

      Dr. Houcine Al Soudani holds a Tunisian University excellence degree, a doctorate degree in Linguistics with honors, and a Certificate of Advanced Studies. He is a research team member of the “Discourse Analysis” and the “Grammar of Discourse and Pragmatic Rhetoric” laboratory at the University of Manouba in Tunisia. He worked as a professor of Linguistics at the Higher Institute of Humanities Sciences in Tunisia and the Tunisia Virtual University. Dr. Al Soudani has carried out several research works in Linguistics and has collaborations in many Arab and Western universities. He is also Editor-In-Chief of the “Mizan Attarjama,” a magazine published by the Tunisian National Center for Translation. He is a reviewer of several publications of the Center. He has a particular interest in the applications of Linguistics and Semiotics based on a number of master's dissertations he supervised and other research works he conducted in the context of sign language and translation. Among Dr. Al Soudani's publications are a book titled “The Foundations of Semantic thinking in the View of the Arabs: from Logical Imperative to Rhetorical Reasoning" (2017), “Arabic Reception of Saussurean Linguistics” (2019), “Nuclear Meaning in Arabic Lexicology: Introductions to the Microscopic History of Language” (2023). Dr. Al Soudani served as a linguistic expert on the Doha Arabic Language Historical Dictionary Project from 2014 to 2018 and was a visiting professor at the Doha Institute of Graduate Studies from 2018 to 2020. He was awarded the ALESCO-Sharjah Prize for Linguistics in 2018 (First rank).

    7. Dr. Suhad Daher-Nashif, Assistant Professor of Medical Sociology, Keele University, United Kingdom

      Email: suhadh@hotmail.com

      ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8767-4619

      SCOPUS author ID: 55699838500

      Google Scholar : https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=ar&user=UfHi7zcAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

      Dr. Suhad Daher-Nashif holds a second title in Health Sciences, Ph.D. in Sociology and Anthropology. She is a medical anthropologist who focuses her research on dismantling the intersectionality between medical sciences, society, politics, and bureaucracy within healthcare practices in the MENA. Her main research fields are medical education, forensic medicine, and mental health. She worked in several academic and research institutions in the Middle East, most notably the College of Medicine at Qatar University. Currently, she is working as a lecturer in the Sociology of Health in the School of Medicine at Keele University-UK. Dr. Suhad Daher-Nashif established and developed multiple social and behavioral sciences courses and curricula in health professions educational programs, including medicine, dentistry, and public health. She is an active author and reviewer in many International refereed academic journals -Q1 journals- and a member of several scientific committees of international and local conferences on health and health education.

    8. Dr. Eid Mohamed, Assistant Professor of American and Cultural Studies, Qatar University, Qatar

      Email: e.mohamed@qu.edu.qa

      Google Scholar : https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=ar&user=o9djB3MAAAAJ

      Dr. Eid Mohamed, is an Assistant Professor of American and Cultural Studies at the Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Qatar University College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Mohamed's work is at the crossroads of several research areas including US-Middle East studies; and literary, media, and cultural studies. His recent publications include a sole-authored book on the role of Egyptian cultural and literary producers in mediating critiques of the US power and how one can historicize/track the Egyptian responses to the management, hopes and despairs of the Obama presidency and the Arab Spring (Arab Occidentalism, I.B. Tauris, 2015; and a new paperback edition in 2017), a co-edited volume about the 2011 Egyptian uprising and its aftermath (Egypt Beyond Tahrir Square, Indiana University Press, 2016), and a co-edited collection titled “Arab Spring: Modernity, Identity, and Change” (Palgrave, 2019). He has published several articles in academic journals, including New Media and Society, International Journal of Cultural Studies, Arabic Literature, Refugee Studies, and Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees.

    9. Dr. Meshari Al Ruwaih, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Qatar University, Qatar

      Email: malruwaih@qu.edu.qa

      SCOPUS author ID: 56491212

      Google Scholar : https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=ar&user=k5ZI0ukAAAAJ

      Dr. Meshari Alruwaih, holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Durham University - United Kingdom (2014). He is an Assistant Professor of International Relations - Department of International Affairs, Qatar University (May 2016, to date). He also worked as a negotiator and researcher in international economic relations – at the Department of International Economic Cooperation, State of Kuwait (2004-2009). He is a global affairs writer and an editor for the “Kuwait Times” English newspaper (2006-2009). Dr. Meshari has several books and research papers published in both Arabic and English, including “Political Science: A Basic Introduction” (book), “States do not go to Heaven: Towards a theory of Islamic Agency in International Relations” (book), “Introduction to Cognitive Bridging” (Referred research), “Western International Relations Theories and describing the Reality of Muslims: Vulnerability as a Model” (Referred research), and others. He has participated in several scientific local and global seminars and conferences.

  • Editorial Secretariat
  • Abdelaziz Elkhal, Research Assistant, Ibn Khaldon Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Qatar University

  • Noora Al-Hajri, Research Assistant, Ibn Khaldon Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Qatar University