Tsujigami Namie

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Dr. Namie Tsujigami specializes in gender studies in the Middle East, with special focus on Saudi Arabia. After studying Arabic language at the Osaka University of Foreign Studies, she served for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 2000 and 2002 as researcher at the Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia where she stretched her research interests in local women's network. In 2005, she received MA in Gender and Identity in the Middle East at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, and developed into her PhD dissertation which deals with gendered discourses in Saudi society. After conducting intensive fieldwork in Saudi Arabia, she completed her PhD dissertation at Kobe Univeristy and published the thesis as single authored book: Gender and Power in Contemporary Saudi Arabia: A Discourse Analysis from the Perspective of Foucauldian Theory of Power (in Japanese) with a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI), an award provided to creative and pioneering research.

She has also worked on studies of female migrant workers and their power negotiations with their employers, women's consumption and their purchasing power.

Tsujigami Namie’s publications include the followings:

TSUJIGAMI Namie, Gender Order in Muslim World: Women's Struggle after the 'Arab Spring' (in Japanese), Tokyo: Akashi Shuppan, 2014.

TSUJIGAMI Namie, Gender and Power in Contemporary Saudi Arabia: A Discourse Analysis from the Perspective of Foucauldian Theory of Power (in Japanese), Tokyo: Fukumura Shuppan, 2011.

“Stealth Revolution: Saudi Women's Ongoing Social Battles,”In Sahar Khamis and Amel Mili (eds.), Arab Women's Activism and Socio-Political Transformation: Unfinished Gendered Revolutions. Palgrave Macmillan: 2017. 149-166.

“Higher Education and Changing Aspirations of Women in Saudi Arabia,”In Dale Eickelman and Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf (eds.), Higher Education Investment in the Arab States of the Gulf: Strategies for Excellence and Diversity. Gerlach Press: 2017. 42-54.

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