Research Senior lecturer in Gender, culture & development
Field of expertise Gender, culture & development Sociology of Law Anthropology of Islamic Law Family Law in Muslim countries (e.g. Palestine) Methodology: qualitative analysis, Ethnography, intersectional analysis
Teaching at ISS Advanced sociology, Feminist Theories, Islam in contemporary debates, methodology courses.
Research Grants Swiss National Fund (2009-2014) for the project: The Practice of Family Law in Israel and Palestine in cooperation with Bern and Zurich Universities/ Switzerland.
Nahda Shehada (2010) - Women, Judges and the Law (in Arabic) - Muwatin Press, Centre for the Study of Democracy & and Centre for Arab Unity Studies
Nahda Shehada (2009) - Book Review of "Between the illusive and the illusionary: donor gender aid agenda in the ME" by Mariz Tadros (review to be published in 2009) - Development and Change
Nahda Shehada (2009) - Book review of "The Controversy that is Islamic Feminism" (review to appear in 2009) - Journal for Islamic Studies
Nahda Shehada (2009) - Book Review "Remittances: Symbol of Connection or Disconnection? - Afghan Refugees in the Netherlands and their Family-life with Stay-behinds". - Gender, Technology and Development, 3
Nahda Shehada (2008) - Exploring the role of female preachers in Damascus. (Paper presented during the conference on "Pathways for Women Empowerment" organised by Sussex University, American university of Cairo and BirZeit University of Palestine on 24-26 June 2008 in Cairo, Alexandria Egypt).
Nahda Shehada (2007) - Equity vs. Predictability? The Role of the Qadi in the Palestinian Territories - Paper presented at the Revolution Islamischen Rechts conference
Nahda Shehada (2007) - Shehada, N. (2007). Social reality vs. Legal Text (Paper presented at the Law against violence against women conference)
Nahda Shehada (2007) - Palestinian Female Preachers: New Mode of Activism in the Public Sphere (Paper presented at the Arab Women and the Public Sphere conference)
Nahda Shehada (2007) - Islamic Fiqh in Modern time (Paper presented at the Islamic Law in context seminar)
Nahda Shehada (2007) - Comparative perspective on Islamic Family Law
Nahda Shehada & E Conte (2007) - Equity vs. Predictability? The role of the qadi in the Palestinian Territories
Nahda Shehada (2007) - Palestinian Female Preachers: New Mode of Activism in the Public Sphere (Paper presented at the Arab Women and the Public Sphere conference, Damascus, Syria, 9 March 2007)
Nahda Shehada (2007) - Islamic Fiqh in Modern time (Paper presented at the Islamic Law in context seminar, Bern University, Switzerland, 12 January 2007)
Nahda Shehada (2007) - Comparative perspective on Islamic Family Law (Concept paper presented at the Preparation for an international conference on Islamic Family Law workshop, Austrian Ministry of foreign affairs & Academy of Social Science, Vienna, 28 October 2007)
Nahda Shehada (2007) - Social reality vs. Legal Text (Paper presented at the Law against violence against women conference, Heinrich Boell Foundation: Arab Middle East Office, Amman, Jordan, 22 June 2007)
Nahda Shehada (2006) - Developing a course on `Law, Gender and Development for the Women¿s Studies
Nahda Shehada (2006) - Religious Mediation in Palestine
Nahda Shehada (2006) - Invited lecture series on `Law, Family and Culture¿
Nahda Shehada (2006) - Keynote speaker on `Islamic Family Law¿ in a public seminar
Nahda Shehada (2006) - Islamic Family Law Contested
Nahda Shehada (2006) - ten-day workshop entitled `Islamisches Familenrecht im Wandel; on the numerous initiatives that have developed of late to transform major dispositions of Islamic family law.
Nahda Shehada (2005) - Series of lectures on Gender and Politics in Palestine
Nahda Shehada (2005) - Designing training manual both in Arabic and English on behalf of the ISIM (International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World) project on women and children’s ‘Right at Home’.
Nahda Shehada (2005) - Shehada, N. (2005). International Conference on the Legitimate and the Supernatural: Law and Religion in a Complex World, Paper presented: ‘Islam, Codification and Jurisprudence: Protecting Children’s Welfare in Gaza City Shar?‘a Court’.
Nahda Shehada (2005) - A survey on behalf of the Austrian Academy of Sciences for the European Union, on the social sciences in the Palestinian universities of the Gaza Strip
Nahda Shehada (2005) - Shehada, N. (2005). Evaluation report to UNESCO for an application by the Palestinian Ministry of Culture to have Palestinian traditional tales, or Hikaye, recognised as a ‘World Heritage’
Nahda Shehada (2005) - Shehada, N. (2005). Iraq project: A Dutch research funding organisation, WOTRO, has approved a grant to carry out research on family law application in Iraq. Later and due to the security circumstances prevailing in Iraq, the project was transferred to Lebanon.
Nahda Shehada (2004) - Shehada, N. (2004). Final conference of the ‘Programme international de cooperation scientifique Palestine: sociétés, institutions, normes’ for Political and Strategic Studies. Paper presented: ‘Early Marriage in Gaza’
Nahda Shehada (2011) - Sacking Tariq Ramadan - Women's Agency and Law: Perspectives from the Nordic and the Global South
Nahda Shehada (2011) - Islamic Law in Europe - IWS 3rd Annual Conference Rethinking governance and gender in an age of Empire
Nahda Shehada (2004) - Uncodified Justice: Women Negotiating Family Law and Customary Practice in Palestine¿
Nahda Shehada (2004) - The Rise of Fundamentalism and the Role of the State in the Specific Political Context of Palestine
Nahda Shehada (2004) - The Model Parliament Experience: Women Confronting Fundamentalism
Nahda Shehada (2002) - Gender and Politics in Palestine’, International and Comparative Law Review - Special Issue on Islam
Nahda Shehada (2005) - Justice without Drama : Enacting Family Law in Gaza City Sharia Court - Maastricht
Nahda Shehada (2008) - Islam, Feminism and Development.(Lecture/teaching material on the request of Novib.)
Nahda Shehada (1999) - Gender and Politics in Palestine: Discourse Analysis of the Palestinian Authority & Islamists - ISS