Ala’a Shehabi is a Bahraini writer and researcher. She is a co-founder of Bahrain Watch, an NGO that advocates for accountability and social justice in Bahrain. She has a PhD in economics from Imperial College, London and studied at University College, London, and Warwick University. She previously worked as a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation and as a lecturer at the Bahraini Institute for Banking and Finance during the 2011 uprising. Her husband was imprisoned during that period and she visited the prisons and military court in the country. She appears in the media and has written for The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Jadaliyya, openDemocracy, and Foreign Policy. Various parts of the book were written during a visiting position at Lund University and a fellowship at the Arab Council for Social Sciences.
Books by Ala’a Shehabi
Resistance and Repression in the Gulf
Edited by Marc Owen Jones, Ala’a Shehabi
The 2011 uprisings that started in Tunisia and swept across the region have been extensively covered, but until now the Gulf island of Bahrain has almost been forgotten from the narration of events that have dramatically changed the region. Bahrain’s Uprising examines the ongoing protests and the state’s repression, revealing a sophisticated society shaped by its political struggle against a reactionary ruling elite that see’s the island as the bounty of conquest. The… (more information)