Nicola Pratt is Reader in the Politics and International Studies Department at the University of Warwick. She teaches and researches on the international politics of the Middle East, with a particular interest in feminist approaches as well as ‘politics from below.’ Her work has appeared in International Studies Quarterly, Third World Quarterly and Review of International Studies, amongst others. She is co-author (with Nadje Al-Ali) of What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq (University of California Press, 2009) and co-editor with Al-Ali of Women and War in the Middle East (2009), as well as co-editor of Gender, Governance and International Security (2013, with Sophie Richter-Devroe) and Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resistance: Lessons from the Arab World (2015, with Maha El Said and Lena Meari).

Between 2010 and 2013 she was co-director of a British Academy-funded research partnership with Birzeit University’s Institute for Women’s Studies. In 20132014, she held a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship, researching the history of women’s activism in Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan, which she is writing up as a monograph to be published with University of California Press.

She is currently heading up a new research project, funded by the AHRC, on politics and popular culture in Egypt. She sits on the Council for British Research in the Levant committee and the editorial board for the Critical Military Studies series for University of Edinburgh Press.