Elizabeth Shlala, BSFS, MA, PhD


Dr. Elizabeth H. Shlala works on the historical roots and contemporary impact of modern migration in the Middle East. Her work focuses on law, gender and identity. She recently spent three years as a Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She received a certificate for Session IV of the Euro-Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute and has been a researcher at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University and at the Centre of Migration, Policy & Society at Oxford University. Her most recent project, with colleagues at Oxford and the Center for Women’s Research, assessed the health of Sri Lankan domestic workers in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), funded by the Open Society Foundation’s International Migration Initiative. She has published in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations Journal, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies and Muslim World Journal of Human Rights. Her forthcoming book, The Late Ottoman Empire and Egypt: Hybridity, Law and Gender will be published with the School of Oriental and Asian Studies/Routledge Studies on the Middle East. She is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. She earned a BSFS, MA and PhD from Georgetown University.