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Gehad Abdelal

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PhD Candidate, Feminist philosophy, Gender and Sexuality in North Africa, Postcolonial Theories, Non-Western Philosophy

Currently, I am a doctoral candidate at the Department of Philosophy and a master's student at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence, University of Georgia. I teach at both the Department of Philosophy and the Institute for Women's Studies, University of Georgia. A significant part of my research focuses on environmental ethics, water ethics, feminist philosophy, gender and sexuality in North Africa, postcolonial theory, Artificial Intelligence and social justice, and the cultural politics of Islamic discourse and modernity in Egypt. Previously, I was an assistant lecturer at Cairo University's Department of Philosophy. Also, I was a visiting scholar at Michigan State University, as well as a research fellow at the University of Bologna, Italy. I obtained my MA degree in Applied Philosophy from Cairo University. I obtained a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from the University of Georgia.

My Doctoral Dissertation title is "Islamic Feminism as a Neocolonial Project"

 أنا جهاد عبد العال، باحثة دكتوراه في الفلسفة وطالبة ماجستير في الذكاء الاصطناعي  في جامعة جورحيا. أيضا محاضرة في قسم الفلسفة ومعهد الدراسات النسوية بجامعة جورجيا. اهتماماتي البحثية تنطوي على الأخلاق البيئية، خاصة أخلاق المياه، والفلسفة النسوية، خاصة دراسات الجندر والجنسانية في دول شمال أفريقيا، بالإضافة إلى نظريات الما بعد استعمارية، الذكاء الاصطناعي و العدالة الاجتماعية، والسياسات الثقافية للخطاب الإسلامي والحداثة في مصر بشكل خاص. لقد كنت مدرسا مساعداً بقسم الفلسفة بجامعة القاهرة، بالإضافة إلى زميل دولي في قسم الفلسفة ومعهد الدراسات المتطورة بجامعة بولونيا بإيطاليا، أيضاً كنت باحثاً زائراً في قسم الفلسفة بجامعة ولاية مشيجان. لقد حصلت على درجة الماجستير في جامعة القاهرة في الفلسفة التطبيقية. لقد حصلت علي شهادة الدراسات العليا في الدراسات النسوية من جامعة جورجيا. 

عنوان رسالة الدكتوراه "النسوية الإسلامية بوصفها مشروعًا استعماريًا  جديدًا"




1. Ph.D. degree (ongoing), Department of Philosophy, University of Georgia,  Athens, GA, Supervisor: Prof. Chris Cuomo.

2. Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (ongoing), Institute for Artificial Intelligence, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

3. Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, Institute of Women’s Studies, University of Georgia, Summer 2020, Athens, GA

4. Visiting Scholar, Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University, August 2015- November 2016, East Lansing, MI

5. International fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Bologna, 2014, Bologna, Italy.

6. Ph.D. fellow, Department of Philosophy, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Bologna, 2014, Bologna, Italy.

7. Master's degree with Excellence, Department of Philosophy, Cairo University, 2013, Cairo, Egypt.

8. Bachelor's degree with Honor and First Class, Department of Philosophy, Cairo University, 2008, Cairo, Egypt.

Research Interests:
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Post-colonial and Middle Eastern Studies
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Michael Starling is a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award

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