Skip to main content
Skip to main menu


Gehad Abdelal

Blurred image of the arch used as background for stylistic purposes
PhD Candidate --environmental ethics, water ethics, feminist philosophy, gender and sexuality in the Middle East, postcolonial theories; social justice

I am a PhD student/ GTA in Philosophy and Women’s Studies, University of Georgia. My research interests are in environmental ethics; water ethics, feminist philosophy; gender and sexuality in the Middle East, postcolonial theories; social justice, and the cultural politics of Islamic discourse and modernity in Egypt. I was an assistant lecturer at Cairo University, Department of Philosophy, Egypt. Also, I was a visiting scholar at Michigan State University, and was a fellow at the University of Bologna, Italy. I obtained my MA degree from Cairo University in Applied Philosophy.

جهاد عبد العال باحثة دكتوراه ومحاضرة 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 الشرق الأوسط، بالإضافة إلى نظريات الما بعد استعمارية، خاصة نظريات 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.




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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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
Courses Regularly Taught:
Articles Featuring Gehad Abdelal
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 1:48pm

Michael Starling is a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award

Major Professor

Support Philosophy at UGA

The Department of Philosophy appreciates your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more.