Hadeel Abdelhameed

Research Fellow, Iraqi women

Region(s): Middle East
Country of focus: Iraq
Based in Australia


Current Occupation: Research Fellow, Iraqi women
Organization/Institution: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Language: Arab, English


Tishreen Women and the 2021 Iraqi Elections Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. Foundation Mar 22, 2022

Iraqi Women Academics Form Network to Overcome Challenges  Al-Farnar Media Dec 29, 2021

To think is to dream: an Iraqi perspective 1001IraqiThoughts Nov 26, 2021

Where are women’s voices on the Middle East in Australia? co-author Broad Agenda Mar 29, 2021

Women and War: The Politics of Theatrical Representation Australian Institute of International Affairs Aug 5 2020

The Pink and Purple Protest: Iraqi Women Invert the Gender Game Australian Institute of International Affairs  Apr 1, 2020

Hadeel Abdelhameed ( @HadeelAbdelhamed ) is an academic researcher focused on Iraqi women in social movements and their contribution in electoral and political processes since the US-led military coalition invasion in 2003. She migrated to Australia from Iraq in 2011.

Hadeel is a Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung research fellow and an honorary associate at La Trobe University School of Humanities and Social Science, English and Creative Arts in Melbourne, Australia. She is a member of the Middle East Studies Forum as a research associate at the Alfred Deakin Institution for Citizenship and Globalization.

Her research with the Syria and Iraq country office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung political foundation focuses on the role of women candidates, voters and participants in electoral boycotts. Her PhD research at Trobe focused on the depiction of female characters in Australian and Iraqi  theatre about war. Her PhD is in comparative literature / drama and gender studies. She also has an M.A. on American contemporary drama from Baghdad University.

She is a co-founder of the Iraqi Women’s Academic Network. Hadeel has been published in the Cambridge University Press, Journal of Contemporary Iraq and the Arab World, Australian Institute of International Affairs, and Arab Stage.