Laila Makboul

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Phone +47-22844512
Room 437 PAM
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

Academic interests

  • Culture, politics, religion and society in the Middle East and North Africa, political Islam, Arabic.
  • Research Fellow on the project "The New Middle East; Emerging political and ideological trends", with Saudi Arabia as point of research.
  • My ongoing PhD thesis examines the phenomenon of intellectual female preachers (al-dāʿiyāt al-muthaqqafāt) in Saudi-Arabia and Riyadh in particular. I explore the different roles female preachers perform and engage in the social sphere as intellectuals and religious authorities. 


  • Visiting Researcher, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS), 2015-2016
  • Consular Officer, Norwegian Embassy in Beirut, 2014
  • Executive Officer, The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), 2012-2013
  • M.A. in Middle Eastern and North African Studies 2012, University of Oslo. Title of thesis: Tawhid: the construction of one true Islam in Saudi Arabian textbooks: an analysis of Saudi national identity through the teachings of tawhid" (Norwegian).
  • Intern, Norwegian Embassy in Riyadh, 2011
  • B.A. in Middle Eastern and North African Studies 2009, University of Oslo. Major: Arabic.
Tags: Middle East, Islam, Arabic, CIMS, Saudi Arabia, Islamism


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Published Jan. 15, 2015 11:08 AM - Last modified Mar. 23, 2018 3:08 PM