Sophie Richter-Devroe

Sophie Richter-Devroe

CPS Visiting Scholar
Spring 2015



Sophie Richter-Devroe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. Prior to this, she was Senior Lecturer in Gender and Middle East Studies at Exeter University, UK, where she remains a member of the European Centre for Palestine Studies. Her broad research interests lie in in the field of everyday politics and women’s activism in the Middle East.

From 2014-2016 she held an AHRC Early Career Fellowship for her project “Gender and Settler Colonialism: Women’s Oral Histories in the Naqab” which documents the oral histories, memories and narratives of women from the often forgotten Palestinian Naqab Bedouin population. As part of this project she was a Visiting Scholar at CPS in 2015.

She has also worked and published on Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and the West Bank (a joint project with Dr Ruba Salih, SOAS, funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation). Her forthcoming monograph “How Women do Politics: Peacebuilding, Resistance and Survival in post-Oslo Palestine”, which is based on her PhD research in the West Bank, won the 2012 National Women's Studies Association/University of Illinois Press First Book Prize.