Dr Kaltham Ali Al-Ghanim is associate professor of sociology at Qatar University since 1995  and director of center for humanities and social sciences in the college of art and sciences in Qatar University since September 2014.  She has carried field research related to culture and human development. She is Author of three specialized academic books and numerous papers in areas of interest such as domestic violence, marriage, and gender roles. Her interests cover a wide range of issues including woman studies, Social problems, sustainable development, local oral history, culture, folklore and  heritage. Currently, she leads several research projects funded by various national and international institutions. Dr. Kaltham has relationships with many national, regional and international institutions as expert in socio-cultural  studies and human development.