Dr. Maria Holt

Dr. Maria Holt is a Reader in Middle East Politics in the Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Westminster (London). Her research interests include Palestinian refugees in Lebanon; women and Islamic resistance in the Arab world; women, violence and conflict in the Middle East; and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Recent publications include Women and conflict in the Middle East: Palestinian refugees and the response to violence, London: I B Tauris, 2014, Women, Islam, and resistance in the Arab world (with Haifaa Jawad), Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2013, ‘Violence against women in the context of war: experiences of Shi’i women and Palestinian refugee women in Lebanon’, Violence Against Women, Volume 19, Number 3, March 2013, ‘Resistance narratives: Palestinian women, Islam and insecurity’, in Genocidal Nightmares: Narratives of Insecurity and the Logic of Mass Atrocities, edited by Abdelwahab El-Affendi, London: Bloomsbury, 2015, and ‘Stories of identity and resistance: Palestinian women outside the homeland’, in Diasporas of the Modern Middle East: Contextualizing Community, edited by Sossie Kasbarian and Anthony Gorman, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. She is currently working on a project entitled ‘Female Resilience: Gender and Violent Conflict in the Arab World’.