Senior LecturerSchool of Global
About Hauwa Mahdi
- Lecturer, School of Global Studies.
- Worked as a coordinator for Swedish gender researchers’ network, Gender and Development Network.
- Previously, a lecturer at the Department of History, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria.
- Obtained Ph.D. 2006, Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg.
- Thesis: Gender & Citizenship: Hausa women's political identity from the Caliphate to the Protectorate.
Areas of interestThe nexus of my research interests are African women and the impact of politics and political processes on them in society. With gender as an intersectional concept I have researched on the effects of colonial and later state’s policy on women's human rights.
Current researchThree currently running research themes: on the effects of post-colonial state policies on gender relationships in rural, especially on issues of women's access to land and utilization of labour in the rural borders regions of the Republics of Nigeria and of Niger. The second research is about the domestication of the Child Rights Convention in African and Nigerian laws and practices. The third area is the importance of personal experiences and histories in the integration politics and political processes focusing on Somali women in Sweden.
Teaching and tutoringMain teaching areas are in early and contemporary African History, gender theories and practices, and in human rights. Supervision of Masters degree and undergraduate projects.
Synliggöra högskolepedagogisk kompetens vid institutionerna. Rapport och
Strategic Silences: Theorising Nineteenth Century Slavery and Sexual Desire in the Central
Forum on Public Policy Online - 2015
Invoking Hijab: The Power Politics of Spaces and Employment in
Veiling in Africa / edited by Elisha P. Renne - 2013
Fanon Revisited: Race, Gender and Coloniality vis-a-vis skin
The hijab in Nigeria, the woman’s body and the feminist private/public
Islam and Public Sphere in Africa: Selected Conference Proceedings, The Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa, Northwestern University, Evanston - 2008
Sharia in Nigeria: a reflection on the
Journal of Gombe State University, Nigeria, Dec., 2007 - 2007
Gender and Citizenship : Hausa Women´s Political Identity from the Caliphate to the
Ethnicity, Islam and the British : social gendering among the Hausa in the first half of the twentieth
Abiri, E. & Thörn, H. (eds). Horizons : perspectives on a global Africa - 2005