Dr Liyana Kayali

College Arts & Social Sciences


Dr. Liyana Kayali joined the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies as a lecturer in January 2020. She holds a concurrent role as a research associate at the Centre for Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Prior to this, Liyana was a research fellow at the School of Law, Politics and Sociology at the University of Sussex, where she was part of a project examining the use of restorative justice approaches to respond to hate crime and hate incidents on university campuses. She has also previously lectured at the School of Politics and International Relations at the ANU.

Liyana’s research interests primarily encompass justice, resistance, gender, and the Middle East, with a particular focus on Israel-Palestine. Her first book, Palestinian Women and Popular Resistance: Perceptions, Attitudes, and Strategies, is based on ethnographic research conducted in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and is forthcoming with Routledge.


Researcher's projects

  • Hate Crime on University Campuses: Repairing the Harms of Hate and Prejudice through Student-Led Restorative Dialogue. Project led by Professor Mark Walters, University of Sussex. Funded by HEFCE, UK.


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