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Dr Nadia Aghtaie

Dr Nadia Aghtaie

Dr Nadia Aghtaie

Lecturer in Gender Based Violence

Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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+44 (0) 117 954 5561

Summary

Nadia has just finished a research project on young people’s experiences of violence and abuse(online & offline) in their intimate relationships within the European context. Her current research is on domestic violence and the notion/s of justice for non-heterogenous communities of Muslim women who use Sharia Councils in the UK.

Research interests include:

Gender based violence within national and international contexts

Cultural and structural violence within Muslim context 

Violence and abuse within teenage intimate relationships 

Biography

Nadia Aghtaie is a lecturer in gender based violence at the Centre for Gender and Violence Research. She has a longstanding association with the School, having completed her BSc, MSc and PhD research here looking at perspectives of Iranian students to violence against women in Iran and the UK. During and since completing her PhD, Nadia has worked with other members of the School on various projects such as, forced marriage within the UK's South Asian community, investigating violence against women in rural and urban areas in the UK, Civil and Criminal Codes of Iran in relation to domestic violence and rape. Her most recent research project was on intimate partner violence and abuse amongst teenagers in five European countries: 'Safeguarding Teenage Intimate Relationships (STIR): Connecting online and offline contexts and risks'​ led by Dr Christine Barter. To find out more about this project see: http://stiritup.eu/. Her current research is on domestic violence and the notion/s of justice for non-heterogenous communities of Muslim women who use Sharia Councils in the UK.

Teaching

Nadia has lectured on various undergraduate and postgraduate courses such as Violence against Women, Comparative Social Policy, International Perspectives on Violence against Women, Global Child Poverty, Gender and Education and Childhood Studies.

Keywords

  • Comparative gendered violence; domestic
  • structural and sexual violence; forced marriage
  • civil and criminal law within Islamic states
  • children’s rights and family support.

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