Dr Liyana Kayali

College of Arts and Social Sciences


Dr. Liyana Kayali is a lecturer at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies.  Prior to joining the CAIS, 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 also previously held a research associate role at the Centre for Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, and lectured at the School of Politics and International Relations at the ANU.

Liyana’s research interests encompass resistance, gender, restorative justice, Muslim civil society groups, and the Middle East, with a particular focus on Israel-Palestine. She has published in academic and non-academic outlets including Contemporary Justice Review and the Canberra Times. She is also the author of Palestinian Women and Popular Resistance: Perceptions, Attitudes, and Strategies (2020), published as part of Routledge's Studies on the Arab-Israeli Conflict series.

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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