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آرزو مرالی

آرزو مرالی

 

 

March 1997 - present

Head of Research

Islamic Human Rights Commission

  • Overseeing research projects, contributing to research, co-ordinating / managing projects

 

2012 - present

Member of Faculty

Center of Study for Mediterranean Dialogue - Centro de Estudios para el Dialogo Mediterráneo, affiliated with the Center of Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogue

 

Lecture series on Islamic Feminism and Human Rights

1996

Researcher and Project Co-Ordinator

War Crimes Watch

 

  • Overseeing collection of data
  • Series editor for pamphlet series for the project

1995 - present

Freelance researcher and journalist

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Arzu Merali

 

 

 

 74 Castleton Avenue, Wembley, HA9 &QG, United Kingdom

 +44 20 8902 8089    +447958607475      

arzu@ihrc.org

Web:  https://independent.academia.edu/ArzuMerali

Blog:  http://ihrc.org.uk/blogs/arzu

Skype arzu.merali

Sex Female | Date of birth 04/12/1970| Nationality British

 

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

 

 

March 1997 - present

Head of Research

Islamic Human Rights Commission

  • Overseeing research projects, contributing to research, co-ordinating / managing projects

 

2012 - present

Member of Faculty

Center of Study for Mediterranean Dialogue - Centro de Estudios para el Dialogo Mediterráneo, affiliated with the Center of Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogue

 

Lecture series on Islamic Feminism and Human Rights

1996

Researcher and Project Co-Ordinator

War Crimes Watch

 

  • Overseeing collection of data
  • Series editor for pamphlet series for the project

1995 - present

Freelance researcher and journalist

                                               

Have written (including but not solely) for:

  • The Guardian
  • BBC News Website
  • New Statesman
  • New Internationalist
  • CNN website
  •  
  • Q-News, Muslim News
  • Muslim Weekly
  • Islamic Times
  • Middle East Eye

 

 

 

Media appearances (including but not solely):

  • The Moral Maze, Radio 4
  • BBC Breakfast
  • CNN (various)
  • The Forum and Islam for Today, Press TV
  • ITN New Channel
  • Channel 4 News
  • The World Today

 

           

 

           

 

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

 

2001

MA Hons International Relations

 

University of Kent

 

 

 

1995

MA Hons English Literature

 

University of Cambridge

 

1994

Pg Dip Law

 

 

 

BPP Law School

 

1992

BA Hons English Literature

 

 

 

University of Cambridge

 

 

PERSONAL SKILLS

 

 

 

Mother tongue(s)

English

 

 

Other language(s)

UNDERSTANDING

SPEAKING

WRITING

Listening

Reading

Spoken interaction

Spoken production

 

Russian

B2

B1

B1

B1

B1

 

A-Level, A

German

B1

A2

A2

A2

A1

 

O-Level, A

Gujarati

B1

A1

B1

B1

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communication skills

Good communication skills based on years working in and with the media, including writing media releases, planning media campaigns, organizing press conferences, media dissemination strategies etc.

 

Organisational / managerial skills

  • Have developed good managerial skills based on experience as project co-ordinator and manager.Have managed up to 10 people at a time on different projects over the years.

 

Job-related skills

  • Have produced a number of documentaries related to human rights issues

Digital competence

SELF-ASSESSMENT

Information processing

Communication

Content creation

Safety

Problem solving

Proficient

Proficient

Independent

Proficient

Independent

Other computer skills:

  • good command of Microsoft Word

Other skills

  • Video editing (have taken basic and advanced courses, can use Final Cut Pro)
  • Writing and Producing Documentaries

Driving licence

Full UK Licence

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Publications

Presentations

Projects

Conferences

Seminars

Honours and awards

Memberships

References

Citations

Courses

Certifications

Publications

Environment of Hate: The New Normal for Muslims in the UK co-author with Saied R. Ameli, Islamic Human Rights Commission, 2015

‘La cooptación deL feminismo isLámico en eL euro-isLam y La pérdida de La Liberación’ Tabula Rasa. Bogotá - Colombia, No.21: 91-109, julio-diciembre 2014

Only Canadian: The Experience of Hate Moderated Citizenship for Muslims’ co-author with S. R. Ameli, Islamic Human Rights Commission, 2014

‘Other voices in the Garden: Why Muslim Women Don’t Have Human Rights’ Islamic Human Rights Commission 1999

‘Über die Fähigkeit der britischen Gesellschaft, Unterschiede zu leben: Vom Alltag der Muslime in der Schule und am Arbeitsplatz - ein Bericht der "Islamic Human Rights Commission"’ in Muslime im säkularen Rechtsstaat

Neue Akteure in Kultur und Politik, eds Thomas Hartmann/Margret Krannich, 2001

‘To Liberate or Not to Liberate? Islam, Universalism & Human Rights’ presented for IHRC at the Goethe Institute, London, September 2003

‘Mad Woman in the Burqa: Muslim Women as Exemplar Feminists’ Hecate, May 2006

‘All Quiet on the Western Front–the Loss of Radical Islamic Feminism at the Hands of Euro-Islam’ International Journal of Women’s Studies, January 2012

‘Tackling internalised racism and the terrorist agenda of divide and rule’ Chapter in Conference Proceedings, International Conference against Terrorism, May 2011, University of Tehran

‘To Talha, Tony and Teresa on the Tyranny of European Values’ in Letter to the Europeans ALICE Project, University of Coimbra, June 2013

 

Once Upon a Hatred: Muslim Experiences in the USA co-author with S.R. Ameli and E.M. Ahooei, ISBN: 9781903718919, pp192, May 2013

France and the Hated Society: Anti-Muslim Experiences in France co-authour with S.R. Ameli and E. Shahghasemi, ISBN: 9781903718841, pp142, October 2012

‘The Road to Radicalisation‘ in A Book of King’s, ed. Karl Sabbagh Third Millenium, 2010, London

Towards a New Liberation Theology: Reflections on Palestine edited by Arzu Merali and Javad Sharbaf, ISBN 978-1-903718-346, pp120, (also contributor), March 2009

For Liberty? The Impact of the French Ban on the Islamic Headscarf and other Religious Symbols in Schools. Islamic Human Rights Commission (London), 79 pages, ISBN 978-1-903718-33-9, February 2009.

The British Media and Muslim Representation: The Ideology of Demonisation  Islamic Human Rights Commission with Saied R. Ameli, Syed Mohammed Marandi, Sameera Ahmed, Seyfeddin Kara ISBN 978-1-903718-31-5 (ISBN-10: 1-903718-31-7), pp 117, January 2007,

Law and British Muslims: Domination of the Majority or Process of Balance Islamic Human Rights Commission with Saied R. Ameli, Beena Faridi, Karin Lindahl, May 2006, ISBN 1-903718-32-5, £8.50 pp 101

Hijab, Meaning, Identity, Otherization and Politics: British Muslim Women Islamic Human Rights Commission with Saied R. Ameli, January 2006, ISBN 1-903718-26-0, 84 pp

Secular or Islamic? What Schools do British Muslims want for their Children? Islamic Human Rights Commission, with Saied R. Ameli, Aliya Azam, July 2005, ISBN 1-903718-27-9, 82 pp

Social Discrimination: Across the Muslim Divide, Islamic Human Rights Commission, with Saied R. Ameli, Manzur Elahi December 2004, ISBN 1-903718-28-7, 74pp

Dual Citizenship: British, Islamic or Both? — Obligation, Recognition, Respect and Belonging , Islamic Human Rights Commission, with Saied Reza Ameli, November 2004

Presentations at Conferences and Seminars at, including but not solely

Goethe Institute, London

Wilton Park

University of Aberystwyth

RUSI

University of Melbourne

University of Tehran

Heinrich Böll Stiftung (Berlin)

House of World Cultures (Berlin)

various OSCE conferences in Romania, Spain and Austria

Fourth Congress on Islamic Feminism (Madrid)

University of California – Berkeley

CES, University of Coimbra

Projects

Manager – British Muslims’ Expectations of the Government 2004 – 2007

Facilitator and Project Founder – Conflict Resolution – Pakistan, for Universal Justice Network

Facilitator and Project Founder  – Conflict Resolution – Indonesia, for Universal Justice Network

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