The “Nationalism and National Identity in the Gulf States” community course tackles the very relevant contemporary issue of nationalism in the Gulf States.
It aims to explore and examine nationalism and national identity construction in the Gulf States, post-independence, from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Gulf States are fairly young states with a unique history, demographics, and multi-layered identities.
This course will enable students to understand some of the complexities of nationalism and national identity construction in the Gulf and evaluate the progress, gaps, and future directions.
Through different teaching methods, including the use of videos, blogs, and social media, this interactive course will encourage an innovative learning experience.
This course is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as members of the public. There are no formal pre-requisites for entry into the program.
Seats are limited, register now.
Price: QR 1,500
University students get a 33% discount upon presenting valid university identification cards.
The class includes a combination of:
Zarqa Parvez is a graduate of Georgetown University SFS-Q (BSc International Politics)
SOAS, London (MSc State, Society and Development)
PhD Durham University-Government and International Affairs
Zarqa is a PhD student at Durham University and her research focus includes: Nationalism, National Identity, Women, State and Society in the Gulf Region.
Zarqa is currently a lecturer and researcher at the College of Humanities and Sciences at Hamad Bin Khalifa University.
Some of her past research projects include: Women and Status Quo in Saudi Arabia, and others on public policy and identity. She has organized and participated in academic conferences and academic talks, led independent research projects relating to the development of education and youth in Qatar, and is also a contributor to the Middle East Monitor Journal.