Abstract: This commentary tackles the complex struggles faced by Arab women, including multiple layers of invisibility, marginalization and inequality, all of which have significantly worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. This examination includes a special focus on how and why the “digital divide,” defined as the gap between the technological haves …Read More »
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Sahar Khamis and Eliza Campbell
Dr. Sahar Khamis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, an Affiliate Professor of Women's Studies, and an Affiliate Professor in the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is an expert on Arab and Muslim media, and the author, and co-author, of many publications in this field, including her latest co-edited book: Arab Women's Activism and Socio-Political Transformation: Unfinished Gendered Revolutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Website: https://
Eliza Campbell is the associate director of the Cyber Program and coordinator of the Research Unit at the Middle East Institute. She was a 2017-18 Fulbright researcher in Bulgaria, and previously worked in the human rights sector in Jordan, Bulgaria, and the United States, with a particular focus on education, human security, and technology. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science and Arabic, and a master's degree from Georgetown University.