Sophie Richter-Devroe is Associate Professor in the Women, Society and Development Program at the College of Humanities and Social Science, Hamad Bin Khalifa University.
Sophie's broad research interests are in the field of everyday politics and women's activism in the Middle East.
She is the author of “Women's Political Activism in Palestine: Peacebuilding, Resistance and Survival" (University of Illinois Press, 2018) which won the National Women's Studies Association/University of Illinois Press First Book Prize. The book analyzes Palestinian women’s creative and often informal everyday forms of political activism after the Oslo Accords.
Sophie also conducted research on the oral histories, memories and narratives of women from the often forgotten Palestinian Naqab Bedouin population, and has worked with Dr Ruba Salih (SOAS) on a joint research on Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and the West Bank. More recently, she has led a research project on Syrian refugees in Italy and Greece. The project investigates the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on the family and family-making practices in a transnational context.
Sophie’s research is based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Greece.
Women, Society and Development Program, College of Humanities and Social Science, Hamad Bin Khalifa University2018 - present
European Centre for Palestine Studies, University of Exeter, UK2016 - present
Department of Politics and International Relations, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies2016 - 2018
Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University2015
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, UK2010 - 2016
University of Exeter, UK2010
University of Cambridge, UK2004
South Atlantic Quarterly, Vol. 117, No. 1. Salih, R., Richter-Devroe, S. 20182018
A Naqab Bedouin Woman’s Narrative of Displacement, Expulsion and Escape in Historic Southern Palestine, 1930s-1970s HAWWA, Vol. 14, No. 3. 20172017
Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies, Vol. 15, No.1. 20162016
On the Politics of Art, Aesthetics, and Affect Arab Studies Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1. Salih, R. and Richter-Devroe, S. 20142014
Different Generations, but One Identity, The Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies, Birzeit University, Palestine. 20132013
Palestinian Refugees’ Narratives on the Right of Return Refugee Survey Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 2. 20132013
Palestinian Women’s Popular Resistance after the Second Intifada International Feminist Journal of Politics, Vol. 14, No. 1. 20122012
Between Normality and Normalization Journal of International Women’s Studies, Vol. 12, No. 2. 20112011
Palestinian Women’s Activism in Conflict Resolution and Nonviolent Resistance in Al-Ali, N. and Pratt, N. (eds) Women and War in the Middle East: Transnational Perspectives, London, Zed Books. 20092009
Journal of Middle Eastern Women's Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2. 20082008