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

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. She is a co-founder of the Iraqi Women’s Academic Network.

She  has been a Research Fellow at Monash University in  Australia since 2022 and was appointed an Associate in May 2023 at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies  based in Hamburg, Germany.

Hadeel was a 2021-2022  Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung research fellow. She is 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 focused 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.

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.