Fatima Sadiqi | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Dr. Fatima Sadiqi

Dr. Fatima Sadiqi (PhD)

Visiting Professor
Middle Eastern Studies Department
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Office locationC.01.046


Fatima Sadiqi is a professor of linguistics and gender studies. In 2000, she introduced the first postgraduate program on women’s and gender studies at the University of Fes, Morocco. The program focused on the MENA region and instigated similar initiatives in Morocco and the Maghreb. Sadiqi’s teaching experience has gone hand in hand with her research interests. Her international books include Women, Gender and Language (Brill, 2003), Women’s Activism and the Public Sphere: Local/Global Linkages (Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, 2006), Women and Knowledge in the Mediterranean (Routledge, 2013), Moroccan Feminist Discourses (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Women’s Movements in the Post - “Arab Spring” North Africa (2016), and Islamic Feminisms (Indiana University Press, 2023). Sadiqi’s work has been supported by numerous prestigious awards and fellowships from Harvard University, The Woodrow Wilson Center, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Fulbright. She is currently a Visiting Professor at Hamad Bin Khalifa University and is finalizing a book on Women and the Codification of the Amazigh Language to be published by Lexington Books.


Research Interests

  • Languages and linguistics
  • Women and gender studies in the MENA
  • North African studies
  • Amazigh studies


Visiting Professor

Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University

2022 - Present
  • Researcher

    Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Germany

    2020 - 2022
  • Graduate course lecturer

    Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland

    2015 - 2016
  • Visiting Professor and researcher

    Department of the Middle Eastern Studies, Washington DC, US

    2014 - 2015
  • Graduate course lecturer

    Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department, California State Polytechnic University, USA

    2013 - 2014
  • Visiting Professor and lecturer

    Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, USA

    2006 - 2007


PhD in Theoretical Linguistics

University of Essex, Great Britain

1982 - 1983
  • MA in Theoretical Linguistics

    University of Essex, Great Britain

    1979 - 1981
  • BA in the English language and Literature

    Mohammed V University, Morocco

    1976 - 1977

Selected Publications