Rajai Ray Jureidini | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Rajai Ray Jureidini

Rajai Ray Jureidini (PhD)

College of Islamic Studies
Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics


  • 2014 Jureidini, Ray Migrant Labor Recruitment to Qatar, Bloomsbury/Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar.
  • 2003 Jureidini, R. and Poole, M. (eds) (principle editor)Sociology: Australian Connections: Third Edition, Allen & Unwin, Sydney
  • 2000 Jureidini, R. and Poole, M. (eds) (principle editor) Sociology: Australian Connections: Second Edition, Allen & Unwin, Sydney
  • 1997 Jureidini, R. and Poole, M. (eds) (principle editor) Sociology: Australian Connections, Allen & Unwin, Sydney
  • 1995 Jureidini, R. (ed) Labour, Unemployment and Democractic Rights, Conference Proceedings, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.


Accepted, Forthcoming:

  • Jureidini, Ray. (forthcoming) “Irregular Migration in Qatar: The Role of Legislation, Policies and Practices” in Philippe Fargues & Nasra Shah (eds) Irregular Migration in the GCC States, Gulf Research Council, Cambridge University Press.
  • Jureidini, Ray. (forthcoming) “Migrant Domestic Workers from Philippines” in Prem Saxena and Irudaya Rajan (eds), Migration in the Middle East, Routledge.
  • Jureidini, Ray. (forthcoming) "The Need for Systemic Reform in Migrant Labour Recruitment", in S Irudaya Rajan (ed) India Migration Report 2016: Gulf Migration, Routledge.
  • Jureidini, Ray. (forthcoming) “Islamic Ethics and Migrant Labor in Qatar” in Toseef Azid and Necmettin Kızılkaya (eds) Islamic Economy and Labor / İslam İktisadı ve Emek, London, Gower.
  • Jureidini, Ray. (forthcoming) “Changing the Culture of Abuse in Lebanese Families: advocacy and migrant domestic workers” in Suad Joseph and Penny Johnson (eds) No More Forevers: Arab Families and Youth in Changing Times, Syracuse University Press.
  • Jureidini, Ray. (forthcoming) Ways Forward in Recruitment of ‘Low-skilled’ Migrant Workers in Asia-Arab States Corridor, International Labor Organization White Paper, International Labor Organization Regional Office for Arab States, Beirut.
  • 2014 Jureidini, Ray “Arab Gulf States: Recruitment of Asian Workers”, Gulf Labor Markets and Migration, Migration Policy Center (European University Institute) & Gulf Research Center (Cambridge), GLMM - EN - No. 3/2014. http://www.grc.net/index.php?frm_module=contents&frm_action=detail_book&frm_type_id=&pub_type=11&publ_id=12&sec=Contents&frm_title=Research%20Papers&book_id=84451&op_lang=en&sec_type=h&publ_type=54
  • 2014 Jureidini, Ray “The Use and Abuse of Domestic Workers: case studies in Lebanon and Egypt”, in Wenona Giles, Mary Romero and Valerie Preston (eds) When Care Work Goes Global: Locating the Social Relations of Domestic Work, Ashgate.
  • 2012 Burgmann, Verity, Jureidini, Ray and Burgmann, Meredith (2012) “Doing Without the Boss: Workers’ Control Experiments in Australia in the 1970s” in Labour History, No. 103, November 2012, pp.103-122 (Australian Society for the Study of Labour History).
  • 2012 Jureidini, R. “Islam and sociology: a critique of Anthony Giddens’ textbook Sociology” in Layla Al-Zubaidi (ed) Cartoons and Minarets - Western Depictions of Islam and Muslim Public Protest, Heinrich Boll Stiftung.
  • 2011 Jureidini, R. “State and Non-State Actors During the Conflict in Lebanon, July-August 2006” in Khalid Koser and Susan Martin (eds) The Migration-Displacement Nexus: Concepts, Cases and Responses, Berghahan Books, pp 197-215.
  • 2011 Jureidini, R. “An Exploratory Study of Psychoanalytic and Social Factors in the Abuse of Migrant Domestic Workers by Female Employers in Lebanon”, KAFA (Stop Violence Against Women),March, 2011.http://www.kafa.org.lb/StudiesPublicationPDF/PRpdf38.pdf
  • 2011 Jureidini, R. “Mixed Migration Flows: Somali and Ethiopian Migration to Yemen, Syria and Turkey” Report for the Mixed Migration Taskforce, Nairobi, Kenya, publication by Danish Refugee Council, 13 January 2011 at: http://www.drc.dk/fileadmin/uploads/pdf/IA_PDF/Horn_of_Africa_and_Yemen/Mixed%20Migration%20through%20Somalia%20and%20across%20Gulf%20of%20Aden%20-%20Background%20study.pdf .(165 pages)
  • 2010 Jureidini, Ray (2010) A Study on Remittances and Investment Opportunities for Egyptian Migrants, International Organization for Migration, Cairo, Geneva. http://www.egypt.iom.int/Doc/A%20Study%20on%20Remittances%20and%20Investment%20Opportunities%20for%20Egyptian%20Migrants%20(English).pdf
  • 2010 Jureidini, R. “Trafficking and Contract Migrant Workers in the Middle East”, International Migration, Vol. 48 (4) August 2010, pp. 142-163
  • 2010 Jureidini, R. “Regulation of Migration in Egypt”, in Migration and the Mashreq, Middle East Institute, Washington DC, April 2010, pp.76-80.
  • 2010 Jureidini, R. “Social Profile and Human Rights of Domestic Workers in Cairo”, Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, University of Sussex, Brighton. http://www.migrationdrc.org/publications/research_reports/Jureidini_Domestic_workers.pdf
  • 2009 Moors, A., Jureidini, R., Ozbay, F., Sabban, R. & Jaber, H. “Migrant Domestic Workers in the Middle East: Becoming Visible in the Public Sphere?” in Seteney Shami (ed) Publics, Politics and Participation: Locating the Public Sphere in the Middle East and North Africa, Columbia University Press and Social Science Research Council, New York.
  • 2009 Jureidini, Ray, Bartunkova, Iveta, Ghoneim, Ahmed, Ilahi, Nadia and Ayjin, Erin A Study on Egyptian Migrants Abroad and Remittances to Egypt, International Organization for Migration, Geneva.
  • 2009 Ahmed, Yasmine and Jureidini, Ray An Exploratory Study on Child Domestic Workers in Egypt, Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, Terre des Hommes, American University in Cairo, Egypt, October 2009: 85 pages.
  • 2009 Jureidini, R. “In the Shadows of Family Life: Towards a History of Domestic Service in Lebanon”, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Vol 5, No. 3, pp74-101.
  • 2009 Jureidini, R. “Irregular Workers in the Labour Market: migrants and refugees working as domestic workers in Egypt” International Journal on Multicultural Societies (IJMS) Vol. 11, No. 1, 2009, pp. 75-90.
  • 2006 Jureidini, R. “Sexuality and the Servant: An exploration of Arab images of the sexuality of domestic maids in the household” in S. Khalaf and J. Gagnon (eds) Sexuality in the Arab World. Saqi Press, London, Chapter 6, pp. 130-151.
  • 2005 Jureidini, R. “Migrant Workers and Xenophobia in the Middle East”, in Y. Bangura and R. Stavenhagen (eds) Racism and Public Policy, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 48-71.
  • 2005 Jureidini, R. “Middle East Guestworkers” in Matthew Gibney and Randall Hansen (eds) Immigration and Asylum: From 1900 to the Present , Oxford: ABC-CLIO.
  • 2004 Jureidini, R. "Xenophobia in Arab Societies" in Jun Morohashi (ed) Struggle Against Discrimination, UNESCO Studies on Human Rights, Geneva, pp. 43-85.
  • 2004 Jureidini, R. “Human Rights and Foreign Contract Labour: Some Implications for Management and Regulation in Arab Countries” in Arab Migration in a Globalized World, International Organization for Migration, Geneva, pp. 201-216.
  • 2004 Jureidini, R. “Women Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon” in Simel Esim & Monica Smith (eds) Gender and Migration in Arab States: The Case of Domestic Workers, International Labour Organisation, Regional Office for Arab States, Beirut, pp.63-84. (revised version of previous ILO Geneva 2002 publication)
  • 2003 Jureidini, R. “The Failure of State Protection: Household Guest Workers in Lebanon” ["L'échec de la protection de l'Etat : les domestiques étrangers au Liban"] in the European Review of International Migration [Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales], 2003, Volume 19, Number 3: pp. 95-127.
  • 2003 Jureidini, R. “Migrant Workers and Xenophobia in the Middle East”, monograph in series: Identity, Conflict and Cohesion, Programme Paper Number 2, November, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva.
  • 2003 Sinclair-Jones, J. and Jureidini, R. “Sociology of Work”, in R. Jureidini & M. Poole (eds) Sociology: Australian Connections: Third Edition, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp. 280-31.
  • 2002 Jureidini, R. and Hage, G “The Australian Arabic Council: On the Possibilities of Arab Anti-Racist Activism in Australia” in G. Hage (ed) Arab-Australians Today: Citizenship and Belonging, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 173-191. (principle author)
  • 2002 Jureidini, R. Women Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon, International Migration Papers, No 48, International Labour Organization, Geneva (in English and in Arabic).
  • 2000 Jureidini, R. and White, K. "Life Insurance, The Medical Examination and Cultural Values" in Journal of Historical Sociology, Vol. 13, No. 2, June, pp. 190-214. (principle author)
  • 2000 Jureidini, R. "Race, Ethnicity and Immigration" in R. Jureidini and M. Poole (eds) Sociology: Australian Connections, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp. 190-214.
  • 1998 Jureidini, R. “Palestinian and Foreign Labour in Israel”, Journal of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 25-46
  • 1998 Jureidini, R. and Healy, E. “A Decade of Change in Industry Employment: Melbourne and Sydney Compared” in People and Place, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 54-68 (principle author)
  • 1997 Jureidini, R. “Origins and Initial Outcomes of the Racial Hatred Act 1995” in People and Place, Vol 5, No 1, April, pp. 30-43
  • 1997 Jureidini, R. “Introduction: The Search for Society” with K. Kenny & M. Poole, in R. Jureidini, S. Kenny & M. Poole (1997) Sociology: Australian Connections, Allen & Unwin, Sydney. pp. 3-22
  • 1997 Jureidini, R. “The Search for Order: Emile Durkheim” in R. Jureidini, S. Kenny & M. Poole (1997) Sociology: Australian Connections, Allen & Unwin, Sydney. pp. 23-40
  • 1997 Jureidini, R. “The Search for Meaning: Max Weber” in R. Jureidini, S. Kenny & M. Poole (1997) Sociology: Australian Connections, Allen & Unwin, Sydney. pp. 57-76
  • 1997 Jureidini, R. “Work and the Division of Labour” in R. Jureidini, S. Kenny & M. Poole (1997) Sociology: Australian Connections, Allen & Unwin, Sydney. pp. 195-219
  • 1996 Jureidini, R. "Value of Life: Social Issues in the Allocation of Kidneys for Transplantation" in Explorations in Knowledge, June, 1996. pp. 32-52
  • 1995 Jureidini, R. "Just-In-Time Industrial Relations in the Automotive Components Industry: Motorcomp Co." in M. Patrickson, V. Bamber & G. Bamber (eds) Strategic Management of Organisational Change: Case Studies Longman Cheshire, Melbourne, pp. 209-219
  • 1994 Taylor, J. and Jureidini, R. “The Implicit Male Norm in Australian Housing Finance”, in Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XXVIII, No 2, June 1994, pp. 543-554 (second author)
  • 1992 Jureidini, R. "Approaches to the Sociology of Work in Australia" Sociologia Del Trabajo, Vol 15, No. 1, 1992: 109-114
  • 1992 Jureidini, R. “Award Restructuring at an Industry Level” in National Key Centre for Industrial Relations, Monash University, Progress at The Workplace: Workplace Reform and Award Restructuring — Private Sector Services, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra: 36-47
  • 1992 Marceau, J. and Jureidini, R. “Giants and Dwarves: Changing Technologies and Production Inter-linkages in the Australian Manufacturing Industry” in J. Marceau (ed) Reworking the World: Organisations, Technologies and Cultures in Comparative Perspective, de Gruyter. (second author)
  • 1991 Jureidini, R. “Just-in Time and Power Relations in the Manufacturing Chain”, Labour and Industry , Vol. 4 : 1 : 23-40
  • 1988 Jureidini, R. Public Policy and Marketplace Discrimination: Life Insurance and Superannuation, Graduate Program in Public Policy, Monograph, No. 10, the Australian National University, Canberra
  • 1985 Jureidini, R. “A Contribution to a Sociological Profile of Actuaries in Australia”, Transactions of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia: 508-538
  • 1984 Jureidini, R. and Knox, D. “The Training of Actuaries as told by the Profession”, Transactions of the Institute of Actuaries: 443-49 (principle author)


  • 2011 “Letter from Egypt: on the technique of cow dung rolling” Newsletter for the International Sociological Association, 25 August 2011.
  • 2007 Jureidini, R. “Guestworkers in Lebanese Conflict” in World Disasters Report , International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva.
  • 2006Jureidini, R. (2006) “Preface” in Touzenis, K. Unaccompanied Minors: Rights and Protection, Rome, XL-Edizioni Publishing.
  • 2004Jureidini, R. “Labour Migration in the Middle East” in Third World Resurgence No. 163/164, March/April, pp. 24-28.
  • 2002Jureidini, R. “Temporary Contract Labour and Xenophobic Practices in the Middle East” in UNRISD News (The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development Bulletin), Autumn/Winter, Number 25, pp. 7-10.
  • 1998Jureidini, R. “The Palestinians and Israel’s Need to Import Labour” in Middle East International No 574, 8 May. pp. 16-17
  • 1998Jureidini, R. “Israeli Closures and Palestinian Labour in the West Bank and Gaza” Australasian Middle East Studies Association Newsletter, No 8, April, 1998, pp.3-4; No 9, August, p. 7.
  • 1992 Jureidini, R. “Workplace Reform and JIT in the Australian Motor Vehicle Industry”, Workplace Reform Monitor,  Issue No. 5, November, 1992: 3.6-3.9
  • 1992 Jureidini, R. “Recent Developments In Award Restructuring in the Insurance Industry”, Workplace Reform Monitor, February 1992: 3.6-3.9
  • 1991 Jureidini, R. “Award Restructuring in the Insurance Industry” Workplace Reform Monitor  September 1991: 3.5-3.8
  • 1990Jureidini, R. “Case Study: Autoliv Australia Pty. Ltd”, Commissioned Report to The Federal Department of Industrial Relations, Canberra, ACT. 100 pages
  • 1989Jureidini, R. “Case Study: Hendersons Pty. Ltd.”, Commissioned Report to The Federal Department of Industrial Relations, Canberra, ACT. 115 pages




Associate Professor of Sociology

Institute for Migrations Studies, Lebanese American University, Beirut

  • Research Consultant

    Migrant Worker Welfare Initiative, Qatar Foundation, Doha

  • Director

    Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, American University in Cairo

  • Associate Director

    Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, American University in Cairo

  • Acting Director

    Forced Migration and Refugee Studies, American University in Cairo

  • Associate Professor

    Sociology, American University in Cairo

  • Associate Professor

    Sociology, American University of Beirut

  • Senior Lecturer

    Dept. Sociology, Monash University, Victoria, Australia

  • Lecturer

    Dept Sociology, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

  • Lecturer

    Sociology, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

  • (Post-Doctoral) National Research Fellow

    Australian National University, Canberra

  • Tutor

    Sociology, Flinders University, South Australia



PhD Sociology

Flinders University of South Australia

  • BA Hons (First Class) Sociology

    Flinders University of South Australia

  • BA (Sociology and Psychology Majors)

    Flinders University of South Australia