Legitimacy and Citizenship in the Arab World

LSE Policy research project

Dr Khouloud Al Zghayare



Khouloud Al Zghayare is a Syrian sociologist and poet based in Paris. She holds a master and PhD in sociology from the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3. Her PhD thesis comparatively examines the Syrian political elites of the period between (1946-1963) in terms of socio-political and historical composition, discourse and political practices. She worked as an assistant professor at the University of Damascus between 2005-2007 and published a number of research articles and studies in research centres, journals and websites on the Syrian situation, addressing the issue of political discourse, the institution of the Syrian Army and the question of identity.

Contact Details:

Email: khouloudz1503@gmail.com


Key Publications:

  • Syria: State and Identity. Nation, Nationalism and the National State in the Syrian Political Perspective (1946-1963). Book published by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. January 2020.
  • The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria from independence until the 1970s: their origin, orientation and transformations. Published by Kalamoon journal, December 2020.
  • Sociocultural and Ideological Composition of the Syrian Elite (1946-1963). Accepted for publication by the Journal of Syrian studies based at the University of St Andrews.
  • Military and Politics in Syria (1946-1963): Alliances, Conflicts and Purges. Accepted for publication by Journal of Syrian studies based at the University of St Andrews.