Laila Makboul

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Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 Oslo

Academic interests and areas of expertise 

My academic interests have revolved around women and Islamic discourse and praxis, Islamic intellectual history, decolonial thought in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Islamism and Salafism, feminism and anti-feminism.

 

I have an interdisciplinary academic background in Middle East studies that combines sociology, anthropology, culture, political and religious science, history and Arabic. In 2019, I obtained my PhD in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Oslo with my thesis: "Pious Power: Epistemology, Discourses and Practices of Female Intellectual Preachers in Saudi Arabia." 

 

I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher with the project "GlAntiFem: Globalizing Anti-Feminism: A Phenomenology of Transnational Networks of Islamic Women Organizations", funded by EU's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship. As part of this fellowship, I will both be based at The American University in Cairo's Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology and at The University of Oslo's Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages. 

Partners

  • European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 896274.
  • The American University in Cairo, Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology.
  • The University of Oslo, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages. 
Tags: Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Gender Studies, Islam, Islamism, Salafism, Saudi Arabia, Decolonial Theory, Arabic

Publications

  • Makboul, L. (2020). Going Online. Saudi Female Intellectual Preachers in the New Media. In S. Stjernholm & E. Özdalga (Eds.), Muslim Preaching in the Middle East and Beyond: Historical and Contemporary Case Studies: Edinburgh University Press.

  • Makboul, L. (2019). Public piety and the politics of preaching among female preachers in Riyadh In S. al-Sarhan (Ed.), Political quietism in Islam. Sunni and Shi'i thought and practice. London: I.B. Tauris.

  • Makboul, L. (2018). Pious Power. Epistemology, Discourses and Practices of Female Intellectual Preachers in Saudi Arabia. (PhD). University of Oslo, Oslo.
  • Makboul, L. (2017). Beyond Preaching Women: Saudi Dāʿiyāt and Their Engagement in the Public Sphere. Die Welt des Islams, 57(3-4), 303-328.

  • Makboul, Laila (2020). Going Online. Saudi Female Intellectual Preachers in the New Media. In Stjernholm, Simon & Özdalga, Elisabeth (Ed.), Muslim Preaching in the Middle East and Beyond: Historical and Contemporary Case Studies.. Edinburgh University Press. ISSN 9781474467476.
  • Makboul, Laila (2019). Public Piety and the Politics of Preaching Among Female Preachers in Riyadh. In Al-Sarhan, Saud (Eds.), Political Quietism in Islam: Sunni and Shi’i Practice and Thought.. I.B. Tauris. ISSN 9781838602192.
  • Makboul, Laila (2017). Beyond Preaching Women: Saudi Dāʿiyāt and Their Engagement in the Public Sphere. Die Welt des Islams. ISSN 0043-2539. 57(3-4), p. 303–328. doi: 10.1163/15700607-05734p03. Full text in Research Archive

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  • 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. In Butenschøn, Nils A (Eds.), Brennpunkt Midtøsten. Byene som prisme. Universitetsforlaget. ISSN 978-82-15-02812-5. p. 131–149.
  • Selstø, Ragnhild Sofie & Makboul, Laila (2017). Ny, nasjonal plan skal løfte Saudi-Arabia.
  • Pileberg, Silje & Makboul, Laila (2017). Populære saudiske kvinner vil ha tradisjonelle kjønnsroller. [Internet]. Forskning.no.
  • Haakonsen, Andreas & Makboul, Laila (2017). Slik ble predikanten Twitter-dronning. [Newspaper]. Vårt Land.
  • Nåvik, Margrete & Makboul, Laila (2017). Frigjort twitterdronning med niqab. [Radio]. NRK P1 - Mellom himmel og jord .
  • 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), p. 76–77.
  • Bendiksen, Kristian & Makboul, Laila (2017). Hverdagsliv for kvinner i Saudi-Arabia. [Radio]. Studio 2 - P2.
  • Castello, Claudio & Makboul, Laila (2017). Forsker på kvinnekamp i Saudi-Arabia. [Newspaper]. Utrop.
  • Makboul, Laila (2016). Public piety: Female preachers in Saudi Arabia. The New Middle East Blog.
  • Makboul, Laila (2015). The loss of a father and the rebirth of a new – seen from inside the Kingdom. The New Middle East Blog.
  • Makboul, Laila (2015). Kampen om wahhabismen. Klassekampen. ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Makboul, Laila (2015). «Drittlandet» Saudi-Arabia. NRK Ytring.
  • Makboul, Laila (2019). Pious Power: Epistemology, Discourses and Practices of Female Intellectual Preachers in Saudi Arabia. Oslo 07-Media.

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Published Sep. 14, 2020 11:20 AM - Last modified Jan. 21, 2022 12:22 AM