Dr. Latife Reda

Latife Reda holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS, University of London. Her thesis offers a critical reading of Khomeini’s discourse, which led the 1979 revolution in Iran; the thesis presents the bends, uses and misuses of Islamic teachings in Khomeini’s discourse. Dr. Reda previously worked at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, was lecturer in comparative politics and research methods at the Universidad del Norte in Colombia and a teaching fellow in comparative politics at SOAS.  She currently teaches a course in political philosophy at the Lebanese American University and works as a research consultant for the Migration and Governance Network (MAGNET) project at the International Labour Organization in Beirut. Her research interests are Arab and Islamic political thought, medieval Islamic thought, critical theory and comparative philosophies of the Arab and Islamic world and Latin America. Her current research looks at the socio-economic aspects of hijra, the application of liberation philosophy and Arab and Islamic epistemologies in the humanities and social sciences. She has contributed with a chapter to the edited book A Critical Introduction to Khomeini published by Cambridge University Press in 2014, and her journal article for Middle East Critique, and research paper on international labour law and Islamic teachings on labour relations for the ILO will be published in 2015.