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Dr Nadia Aghtaie

Dr Nadia Aghtaie

Dr Nadia Aghtaie

Senior Lecturer in Gender and Violence

Office Room 2.4, 6 Priory Road
Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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+44 (0) 117 954 5561


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 


Nadia Aghtaie is the Director for the BSc Childhood Studies Programmes. She is a senior lecturer in gender and violence at the Centre for Gender and Violence Research. She has a longstanding association with the University of Bristol, having completed her BSc (Childhood Studies), MSc (Policy Research) and Ph.D. research here in the School for Policy Studies. Nadia has worked with other members of the School on various projects. The most recent ones are:

1. Intimate partner violence and abuse (online and offline)amongst teenagers in five European countries

2. Exploring the role of faith in influencing what ‘justice’ means for victims/survivors of gender-based violence and for those working to support them

3. Displacement and gender-based violence


Nadia lectures on various undergraduate and postgraduate units such as Contemporary Debates in Global Childhood; Children in a Global Context; Youth Sexualities and Gender Based Violence; International Perspectives on Gender Based Violence. 


  • 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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