Dr. Rajai Jureidini | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
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Dr. Rajai Jureidini

Dr. Rajai 'Ray' Jureidini (PhD)


Professor of Migration, Human Rights, and Ethics
College of Islamic Studies
Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics
Islamic Studies
Master of Arts in Applied Islamic Ethics

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Biography

Dr. Ray Jureidini is Professor of Migration, Human Rights, and Ethics at CILE and the first-of-its-kind Master of Arts program in Applied Islamic Ethics at CIS. He grew up in Australia, completing his studies in industrial and economic sociology at Flinders University, South Australia. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977, majoring in sociology and psychology; First Class Honors in Sociology with a thesis on producer cooperatives; and a PhD thesis on Moral Values in Economic Life: a Case Study of Life Insurance and Superannuation.

In the 1990s, he was Co-founder and Vice-chairman of the Australian Arabic Council, established to counter anti-Arab racism in Australia, as well as Founder and Editor of the Journal of Arabic, Islamic and Middle East Studies. After teaching sociology at five universities in Australia, he spent six years at the American University of Beirut, where he began researching and publishing on human rights abuses of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon. At the American University in Cairo, he became Director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies and conducted a number of research projects on migrant and refugee issues. In 2011–2014, he returned to Lebanon at the Institute for Migration Studies at the Lebanese American University. In 2012–2013, he served one year as consultant to the Migrant Worker Welfare Initiative at Qatar Foundation, contributing to the QF Standards for Migrant Worker Welfare for contractors and sub-contractors and completing a report on labor recruitment to Qatar.

 


Research Interests

  • Migration
  • Human and Labor Rights
  • Human Trafficking
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Racism and Xenophobia

Experience

Professor of Migration, Human Rights, and Ethics

CIS, HBKU

2014 – Present
  • Professor of Migration, Human Rights, and Ethics

    CILE

    2014 – Present
  • Associate Professor, Sociology

    Institute for Migrations Studies, Lebanese American University

    2011 – 2014
  • Research Consultant

    Migrant Worker Welfare Initiative, Qatar Foundation, Doha

    2012 – 2013
  • Director

    Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, American University in Cairo

    2008 – 2010
  • Associate Director

    Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, American University in Cairo

    2007 – 2008
  • Acting Director

    Forced Migration and Refugee Studies, American University in Cairo

    2006 – 2007
  • Associate Professor of Sociology

    American University in Cairo

    2005 – 2006
  • Associate Professor of Sociology

    American University of Beirut

    1999 – 2005
  • Senior Lecturer

    Department of Sociology, Monash University, Victoria

    1996 – 1999
  • Lecturer

    Department of Sociology, Deakin University, Victoria

    1991 – 1996
  • Lecturer

    La Trobe University, Victoria

    1989 – 1991
  • Post-Doctoral National Research Fellow

    Australian National University, Canberra

    1987 – 1989
  • Tutor of Sociology

    Flinders University, South Australia

    1981 – 1987

Education

PhD in Sociology

Flinders University, South Australia

1987
  • BA Hons. (First Class) in Sociology

    Flinders University, South Australia

    1979
  • BA with Majors in Sociology and Psychology

    Flinders University, South Australia

    1977

Selected Publications

  • BOOKS

  • Jureidini, R. & Hassan, S. (Eds.). (Forthcoming). Migration and Islamic Ethics.

    Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Publishers.

  • Jureidini, R. (2014). Migrant Labor Recruitment to Qatar.

    Doha, Qatar: Bloomsbury, Qatar Foundation.

    2014
  • Jureidini, R., (Principle Ed.) & Poole, M. (Ed.). (2003). Sociology: Australian Connections, 3rd Edition.

    Sydney, Australia: Allen & Unwin.

    2003
  • Jureidini, R., (Principle Ed.) & Poole, M. (Ed.). (2000). Sociology: Australian Connections, 2nd Edition.

    Sydney, Australia: Allen & Unwin.

    2000
  • Jureidini, R., (Principle Ed.) & Poole, M. (Ed.). (1997). Sociology: Australian Connections.

    Sydney, Australia: Allen & Unwin.

    1997
  • Jureidini, R. (Ed.). (1995). Labour, Unemployment and Democractic Rights (Conference Proceedings).

    Geelong, Victoria, Australia: Deakin University.

    1995
  • BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Jureidini, R. & Hassan, S. (Forthcoming). “Introduction” and “Islamic Principle of Kafala as Applied to Migrant Workers: Traditional Continuity and Reform.”

    In Jureidini, R. & Hassan, S. (Eds.), Migration and Islamic Ethics. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Publishers.

  • Jureidini, R. (2019). Global Governance and Migration in the GCC.

    In Tok, M.E., & Pal, Leslie (Eds.), Global Governance and Muslim Organizations. Palgrave Macmillan. 339-364.

    2019
  • Jureidini, R. (2019). Vagaries in the Management of Migrant Domestic Workers: The Case of Filipinas in Lebanon.

    In Rajan, S.I., & Saxena, P. (Eds.), India's Unskilled Migration to the Middle East: Policies, Politics and Challenges. Palgrave Macmillan.

    2019
  • Jureidini, R. (2018). Wage Protection Systems and Programmes in the GCC.

    In Fargues, P., & Shah, N. M. (Eds.), Migration to the Gulf: Policies in Sending and Receiving Countries. Cambridge: Gulf Migration Research and GLMM. 9-32.

    2018
  • Jureidini, R. (2017). Transnational Culture of Corruption in Migrant Labour Recruitment.

    In McAulife, M., & Solomon, M. K. (Conveners), Ideas to Inform International Cooperation on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Geneva: International Organization for Migration.

    2017
  • Jureidini, R. (2017). Irregular Migration in Qatar: The Role of Legislation, Policies, and Practices.

    In Fargue, P., & Shah, N. (Eds.), Skillful Survivals: Irregular Migration to the Gulf. Cambridge: Gulf Research Center. 135-160.

    2017
  • Jureidini, R. (2017). Islamic Ethics and Migrant Labor in Qatar.

    In Azid, T., & Kızılkaya, N. (Eds.), Labour in an Islamic Setting: Theory and Practice. London: Routledge.

    2017
  • Jureidini, R. (2017). The Need for Systemic Reform in Migrant Labour Recruitment.

    In Rajan, S.I. (Ed.), India Migration Report 2016: Gulf Migration. Routledge. 36-47.

    2017
  • Jureidini, R. (2014). The Use and Abuse of Domestic Workers: Case Studies in Lebanon and Egypt.

    In Giles, W., Romero, M., & Preston, V. (Eds.), When Care Work Goes Global: Locating the Social Relations of Domestic Work. Ashgate.

    2014
  • Jureidini, R. (2011). State and Non-State Actors During the Conflict in Lebanon, July-August 2006.

    In Koser, K., & Martin, S. (Eds.), The Migration-Displacement Nexus: Concepts, Cases and Responses. Berghahan Books. 197-215.

    2011
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Jureidini, R., and Reda, L. (2017). The Convergence of Migrants and Refugees: Western and Muslim Perspectives.

    Sociology of Islam. 5. 224-247.

    2017
  • Jureidini, R. (2017). Introduction: Special Issue on Immigration, Political Economy and Islam.

    Sociology of Islam. 5. 107-111.

    2017
  • Jureidini, R., Burgmann, V., & Burgmann, M. (2012). Doing Without the Boss: Workers’ Control Experiments in Australia in the 1970s.

    Labour History. Australian Society for the Study of Labour History. 103-122.

    2012
  • Jureidini, R. (2010). Trafficking and Contract Migrant Workers in the Middle East.

    International Migration. 48(4). 142-163.

    2010
  • Jureidini, R. (2010). Regulation of Migration in Egypt. Migration and the Mashreq.

    Washington DC: Middle East Institute.76-80.

    2010
  • Jureidini, R. (2009). In the Shadows of Family Life: Towards a History of Domestic Service in Lebanon.

    Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. 5(3). 74-101.

    2009
  • Jureidini, R. (2009). Irregular Workers in the Labour Market: Migrants and Refugees Working as Domestic Workers in Egypt.

    International Journal on Multicultural Societies (IJMS). 11(1). 75-90.

    2009
  • Jureidini, R. (2004). Human Rights and Foreign Contract Labour: Some Implications for Management and Regulation in Arab Countries.

    Arab Migration in a Globalized World, Geneva: International Organization for Migration. 201-216.

    2004
  • Jureidini, R. (2003). The Failure of State Protection: Household Guest Workers in Lebanon [L'échec de la protection de l'Etat : les domestiques étrangers au Liban].

    European Review of International Migration [Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales]. 19(3). 95-127.

    2003
  • Jureidini, R. (2002). Women Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon.

    International Migration Papers. 48. Geneva: International Labour Organization. (In English and in Arabic).

    2002
  • OTHERS

  • Jureidini, R. (2016). Ways Forward in Recruitment of ‘Low-skilled’ Migrant Workers in Asia-Arab States Corridor.

    International Labor Organization White Paper. Beirut: International Labor Organization Regional Office for Arab States.

    2016
  • Jureidini, R. (2014). Arab Gulf States: Recruitment of Asian Workers. Technical Report. Gulf Labor Markets and Migration (GLMM).

    Migration Policy Center (European University Institute) & Gulf Research Center (Cambridge).

    2014
  • Jureidini, R. (2012). Islam and Sociology: a Critique of Anthony Giddens’ Textbook Sociology.

    In Al-Zubaidi, L. (Ed.), Cartoons and Minarets - Western Depictions of Islam and Muslim Public Protest. Heinrich Boll Stiftung.

    2012
  • Jureidini, R. (2011). 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).

    2011
  • Jureidini, R. (2011). 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. http://www.drc.dk/fileadmin/uploads/pdf/IA_PDF/Horn_of_Africa_and_Yemen/....

    2011
  • Jureidini, R. (2010). A Study on Remittances and Investment Opportunities for Egyptian Migrants.

    Cairo and Geneva: International Organization for Migration. http://www.egypt.iom.int/Doc/A%20Study%20on%20Remittances%20and%20Invest...(English).pdf

    2010
  • Jureidini, R. (2010). Social Profile and Human Rights of Domestic Workers in Cairo. Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty.

    Brighton: University of Sussex. http://www.migrationdrc.org/publications/research_reports/Jureidini_Dome...

    2010
  • Jureidini, R., Bartunkova, I., Ghoneim, A., Ilahi, N., & Ayjin, E. (2009). A Study on Egyptian Migrants Abroad and Remittances to Egypt.

    Geneva: International Organization for Migration.

    2009
  • Jureidini, R., & Ahmed, Y. (2009). An Exploratory Study on Child Domestic Workers in Egypt.

    Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, Terre des Hommes. Egypt: American University in Cairo.

    2009