Mariz Tadros - Research Fellow
Mariz Tadros is a IDS research fellow specialising in the politics and human development of the Middle East. Areas of specialisation include democratisation, Islamist politics, gender, sectarianism, human security and religion and development.
Prior to joining IDS Mariz was an assistant professor of political science at the American University in Cairo, where she taught development studies for many years at an undergraduate and graduate level.
For almost ten years, Mariz worked as a journalist for the English language newspaper Al-Ahram Weekly where she published over 300 articles on a variety of subjects including civil society, women in Egypt and the Arab region, poverty and social justice. She has extensive experience as a development practitioner and worked as a consultant for many international organisations including the Ford Foundation. Mariz obtained her doctorate from Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford in 2004.
Since joining IDS, she has been involved in leading several multidisciplinary, multi-country initiatives including one on women and politics and one on gender and religion.
Mariz is author of two books:
Localising GovernanceIDS Bulletin 45.5 (2014)
Drawing on different perspectives, this IDS Bulletin takes a fresh look at how local governance 'really' works and how it could become more accountable, effective and legitimate to support development that favours poor and marginalised people. More details
The Politics of Mobilising for Gender Justice in Egypt from Mubarak to Morsi and BeyondIDS Working Paper 442 (2014)
This paper examines the nature of the political struggle over the status, role and identity of women in Egypt in between the two revolutions (January 2011 and June 2013). More details
Women in Politics: Gender, Power and Development
Women the world over are being prevented from engaging in politics. Women’s political leadership of any sort is a rarity and a career in politics rarer still. More details
Settling After the Revolts? Egypt’s Political Settlements and Violent TransitionIDS Evidence Report 57 (2014)
The uprisings in the Arab region generated much hope among significant proportions of the population that a rupture with the status quo would herald a new era marked by bread, freedom and social justice/human dignity, the catchphrase of many of the revolts. More details
Reclaiming the Streets for Women’s Dignity: Effective Initiatives in the Struggle against Gender-Based Violence in between Egypt’s Two RevolutionsEvidence Report 48 (2014)
This paper is about the struggle to combat gender-based violence in public space in Egypt through the sustained collective action of vigilante groups who organically formed to respond to the increasing encroachment on women in public space from 2011 onwards. More details
International Women's Day: let's de-ghettoize women's rights the unruly way06 Mar 2014
By Mariz Tadros
What does women dancing in public mean for Egypt’s constitutional referendum?20 Jan 2014
By Mariz Tadros
The perilous slide: towards an Islamist dictatorship in Egypt?27 Nov 2012
By Mariz Tadros
Middle East and North Africa; Egypt; Jordan; Yemen.