lailamak

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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. 

Background

  • 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

Publications

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  • Makboul, Laila (2019). Pious Power: Epistimology, Discourses and Practices of Female Intellectual Preachers in Saudi Arabia.. Show summary
  • Makboul, Laila (2019). Religion, makt og kampen om Saudi Arabias fremtid. Den norske atlanterhavskomite, Ukens analyse.
  • Makboul, Laila & Almestad, Ida Nicolaisen (2018). Riyadh. Arkaisk familiesete med reformambisjoner., I: Nils A Butenschøn (red.),  Brennpunkt Midtøsten. Byene som prisme.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02812-5.  Kapittel 7.  s 131 - 149
  • Bendiksen, Kristian & Makboul, Laila (2017, 27. april). Hverdagsliv for kvinner i Saudi-Arabia. [Radio].  Studio 2 - P2.
  • Castello, Claudio & Makboul, Laila (2017, 10. mai). Forsker på kvinnekamp i Saudi-Arabia.  Utrop.
  • Haakonsen, Andreas & Makboul, Laila (2017, 21. juli). Slik ble predikanten Twitter-dronning.  Vårt Land.
  • Makboul, Laila (2017). "Terrorens rike. Hvordan en voldelig sekt fra en arabiske ørken radikaliserte islam" [bok], anmeldt av Laila Makboul. Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier.  ISSN 1503-5727.  1(1), s 76- 77
  • Nåvik, Margrete & Makboul, Laila (2017, 01. oktober). Frigjort twitterdronning med niqab. [Radio].  NRK P1 - Mellom himmel og jord.
  • Pileberg, Silje & Makboul, Laila (2017, 30. juli). Populære saudiske kvinner vil ha tradisjonelle kjønnsroller. [Internett].  Forskning.no.
  • Selstø, Ragnhild Sofie & Makboul, Laila (2017, 13. desember). Ny, nasjonal plan skal løfte Saudi-Arabia. [Internett].
  • Makboul, Laila (2016). Public piety: Female preachers in Saudi Arabia. The New Middle East Blog.
  • Makboul, Laila (2015). «Drittlandet» Saudi-Arabia. NRK Ytring.
  • Makboul, Laila (2015). Kampen om wahhabismen. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Makboul, Laila (2015). The loss of a father and the rebirth of a new – seen from inside the Kingdom. The New Middle East Blog.

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