Former Collaborating Researcher
Mariz Tadros worked with UNRISD the project Religion, Gender and Politics (2007-2009), and as an external collaborator thereafter. For this project, she wrote a Programme Paper entitled "Faith-based Organizations and Service Delivery Some Gender Conundrums", and later contributed an article "The Politics of Unruly Ruptures" to the UNRISD e-bulletin.
Tadros, at the time of her collaboration with UNRISD, was a fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), specializing in the politics and human development of the Middle East. Prior to joining IDS Mariz was an assistant professor of political science at the American University in Cairo, where she taught development studies for many years at an undergraduate and graduate level. For almost ten years, Mariz worked as a journalist for the English language newspaper Al-Ahram Weekly where she published over 300 articles on a variety of subjects including civil society, women in Egypt and the Arab region, poverty and social justice. She has extensive experience as a development practitioner and worked as a consultant for many international organisations including the Ford Foundation. Mariz obtained her doctorate from Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford in 2004.
Notable publications by Tadros include:
Tadros, Mariz. January 2011. "Religion, rights and gender at the crossroads." IDS Bulletin, Vol. 41, No. 1.
Tadros, Mariz. 2011. "The securitization of civil society." Journal of Security, Conflict and Development. Vol. 11, No. 1
Tadros, Mariz. 2009. "Vicissitudes in the Coptic Church-State Entente in Egypt." International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 269-287.