Dr Isabel Käser

Dr Isabel Käser

Visiting Fellow

Middle East Centre

Room No
English, German, Kurdish
Key Expertise
Middle East

About me

Isabel was the Principal Investigator of the collaborative project between the LSE, the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH), and Culture Project entitled ‘The Kurdistan Region of Iraq Post-ISIS: Youth, Art and Gender’. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Middle East Centre until 2023, and is currently a Research Associate at the University of Bern.

Isabel gained her PhD at SOAS University of London and has previously worked in journalism and diplomacy, most recently leading the research project ‘Art in Peace Mediation’ for the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. She has lectured at the University of Bern and UKH, and her book The Kurdish Women’s Freedom Movement: Gender, Body Politics and Militant Femininities was published in August 2021 by Cambridge University Press.

Expertise Details

Women's Movements in the Middle East; Kurdish Politics; Gender; Conflict; Body Politics; Transnational Feminism; Feminist International Relations