Madawi al-Rasheed

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Madawi al-Rasheed (Arabic: مضاوي الرشيد‎;[1] born (1962-10-00)October 1962[2]) is a Saudi-Arabian-born professor of social anthropology at the department of Theology and Religious Studies in King's College London since 1994. She gives occasional lectures in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. She is the grand daughter of Mohammed bin talal al rasheed the last prince of Emirate of Ha'il.

She is working on religio-political debate in Saudi Arabia after 11 September 2001. She has written several books and articles in academic journals on the Arabian Peninsula, Arab migration, globalisation and religious transnationalism.

She is active on Twitter.[3]


Selected books
  • Politics in an Arabian Oasis, 1991, London: I.B. Tauris, translated into Arabic by al-Saqi
  • Iraqi Assyrian Christians in London, 1998, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press
  • A History of Saudi Arabia, 2002, Cambridge: CUP, translated into Arabic by al-Saqi, second edition: 2010 ISBN 978-0-521-76128-4 (hardback) and ISBN 978-0-521-74754-7 (paperback)
  • Counter Narratives: History, Contemporary Society and Politics in Saudi Arabian and Yemen, 2004, NY: Palgrave
  • Transnational Connections and the Arab Gulf, 2005, London: Routledge
  • Al-saudiyyah wa mazaq al-islah fi al-qam al-hadi wa al-ishrin,(Arabic: السعودية ومأزق الإصلاح في القرن الحادي والعشرين 2005), London: al-Saqi
  • Contesting the Saudi State: Islamic Voices from a New Generation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2007 ISBN 978-0-521-85836-6
  • Kingdom without Borders . Saudi Arabia's Political, Religious and Media Frontiers, Columbia/Hurst, New York 2009 ISBN 978-0-231-70068-9
  • Dying for faith : religiously motivated violence in the contemporary world, London : I. B. Tauris, 2009 ISBN 978-1845116873
  • Demystifying the caliphate : historical memory and contemporary contexts, New York : Columbia University Press, ©2013 ISBN 0199327955
  • A most masculine state : gender, politics and religion in Saudi Arabia, Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2013 ISBN 052112252X


  1. ^ al-Rasheed, Madawi (2012-09-10). موقع الدكتورة مضاوي الرشيد (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 2012-09-16. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  2. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
  3. ^!/MadawiDr

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