Dr. Ewa K. Strzelecka

Associate Fellow

Ewa K. Strzelecka is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She holds a PhD degree in Social Science from the University of Granada. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Granada in Spain. She also held positions and fellowships at universities and international organizations in Portugal, Germany, Poland, the UK, the US, Yemen, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Western Sahara, Morocco, Mozambique, Bolivia and India. Her main research interests focus on feminisms, human rights, revolutions, transnational politics and the complexity of social and political change in the Middle East and North Africa, with a principal focus on Yemen. She has received numerous honours and awards, including five prestigious prizes for her research on women’s rights movements, gender, culture and development in Yemen. She is the author of Mujeres en la Primavera Árabe: construcción de una cultura política de resistencia feminista en Yemen (Women in the Arab Spring. The Construction of a Political Culture of Feminist Resistance in Yemen, CSIC, 2017).


e.strzelecka [at] vu.nl


Ausgewählte Publikationen:

  • (2021): ‘Women and the new authoritarianism in Yemen. Houthis, revolution, nationalism and Islam’, in: Revista de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos (REIM) 31, S. 49-69. Online available.
  • (2020): ‘Women’s human rights in the Arab-Islamic world. Universalism versus relativism’, in: Oñati Socio-Legal Series 10 (1S), S. 160S–183S. Online available.
  • mit Abdulkarim Qassim, Loay Amin und Mareike Transfeld (May 2020): The Role of Civil Society in Peacebuilding in Yemen, CARPO/Itar Brief 18. Online available.
  • (2018): ‘A political culture of feminist resistance. Exploring women’s agency and gender dynamics in Yemen’s uprising (2011-2015)’, in: Marie-Christine Heinze (Hrsg.): Yemen and the Search for Stability. Power, Politics and Society After the Arab Spring, London, S. 47-70.
  • (2017): Women in the Arab Spring. The Construction of a Political Culture of Feminist Resistance in Yemen, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC Press), Madrid.