Sarah Grey is a Non Resident Research Associate with the Gender and Public Policy Program at the Dubai School of Government, and in spring/summer 2012 is a visiting researcher at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University in Sweden.
Her research interests include: social and political change in the Middle East and North Africa; exclusion, marginalization and inequality, with a focus on gender-based inequality; global organization and governance, including global human rights and women's rights instruments; feminism and gender; international development, and particularly gender and development; and the impact of climate shocks and change on human systems.
She has written on gender and globalization in the UAE (peer-reviewed article, forthcoming) and on gender and adaptation to a changing climate in the Arab countries (chapter in a World Bank book, forthcoming). She is currently continuing earlier research, started during her master’s degree, on gender and development in Syria. The project explores how Syrians actively involved in debates on gender and women’s rights (including development practitioners, women’s rights activists, and members of Islamic women’s groups) have encountered, interacted with, and negotiated the shift from ‘women’ to ‘gender’ in international development discourse.
She obtained her M.Phil, with distinction, from the University of Oxford in Modern Middle Eastern Studies in 2010, after earning a B.A. from the University of Exeter in Arabic and Middle East studies in 2008.