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International Women’s Day 2021


As we commemorate International Women’s Day, we recognize the tremendous challenges facing women that have been exasperated by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Acknowledging that the COVID-19 pandemic has meant further reduced mobilities for women, many may find themselves isolated in violent situations or removed from loved ones when they need support through maternity. Due to the feminization of front line jobs, women are increasingly exposed to the virus. In addition to this, globally care and domestic work has increased which has largely been born by women and is already impacting on their future career options. 

Faculty and Students at Middlesex University Dubai are engaged in a range of multi-disciplinary research projects and international collaborations which aim to make women’s lives better. Some of the recent research publications highlighted below are contributing, and in some cases, shaping wider research agendas.

Andrews, N.C.Z, Martin, C.L., Cook, R.E., Field, R.D., England, D.E. (2019). Exploring dual gender typicality among young adults in the United States. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 43(4), 314-321. 

Atifmal, W.**, Ahmad, M., and Paris, C. (2020). The career women of Kabul and their struggle for an empowered identity. International Journal of Society Systems Science, 12(2), 118-135. 

Eger, C., Vizcaino-Suárez, P., & Jeffrey, H. (2020). Introducing Critical Debates on Gender-Based Violence in Tourism. In Tourism and Gender-Based Violence: Challenging Inequalities (pp. 1-13). CABI Publishing.

Endendijk, J.J., Andrews, N.C.Z, England, D.E. & Martin, C.L. (2019). Gender-identity typologies are related to Gender-Typing, Friendships, and Social-Emotional Adjustment in Emerging Adults. International Journal of Behavioral Development. 43(4), 322-333.

England, D.E., Miller, C.F. (2018). Gender socialization. In M. Bornstein (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. 934-936. Washington DC: SAGE

Jeffrey, H., Riccio, A., & Paris, C. (2018). Let’s sit at the table for Women’s Empowerment. e-Review of Tourism Research, 14(4/5), 440-449.

Jeffrey, H.L. (2018). Tourism and Women’s Rights in Tunisia. In Cole, S. (Ed.). Gender equality and tourism: Beyond empowerment. Wallingford: CABI, 96-107

Jeffrey, H. (2018). Tourism and gendered hosts and guests. Tourism Review.74(5), 1038-1046

Jeffrey, H.L. (2020) Maternity Protection and the Tunisian Tourism Industry. In: T. Baum and A. Ndiuini (Eds.), Sustainable Human Resource Management in Tourism. Springer

Jeffrey, H.L. and Rumens, N. (2020) The Influence of Tourism on Tunisian Femininities. In Novelli, M. Adu-Ampong, E. and Ribeiro, A. eds. Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa. Routledge

Jeffrey, H & Stephens, S. (2021) The subversion of women’s anger in travel guidebooks, Annals of Leisure Research

Khokhlova, O., & Bohner, G. (2020). A Russian Version of the Acceptance of Modern Myths about Sexual Aggression Scale: Validation with a Female Online Sample. Psychology in Russia. State of the Art, 13(2).

Kyriazi, T (2020). Trafficking in Human Beings in the Tourism Industry: Trends and Approaches. in Vizcaino, P. Jeffrey, H.L. and Eger, C. (eds.) Tourism and Gender-based Violence. Wallingford: CABI

Kyriazi, T. (2018). Trafficking in human beings in the Middle East. In Piotrowicz, R. Rijken, C. and Uhl, B. (eds) The Routledge Handbook on Human Trafficking. Routledge

Kyriazi, T. (2015). Trafficking and Slavery: The Emerging European Legal Framework on Trafficking in Human Beings - Case-law of the ECHR in perspective. International Human Rights Law Review, 4 (1), 33-52

Lamba, N., Jadva, V., Kadam, K., & Golombok, S. (2018). The psychological well-being and prenatal bonding of gestational surrogates. Human reproduction, 4, 646-653.

Lamba, N., Jadva, V., (2018). Indian surrogates: Their psychological well-being and experiences in CrossCultural Perspectives on Surrogacy and Gamete Donations. Palgrave Macmillan.

Mendonca, C*., Shrivastava, A., Pietschnig, J. (2018). The effect of adaptive capacity, culture and employment status on happiness among married expatriate women residing in Dubai. Current Psychology, 1-9 

Nielson, M. G., Martin, C. L., Rogers, L. O., Miller, C. F., & England, D. (2020). Quantifying gender norm resistance. Journal of Adolescence, 84, 219-229.

Vizcaino, P., Jeffrey, H., & Eger, C. (Eds.). (2020). Tourism and Gender-based Violence: Challenging Inequalities. Cabi.

Vreckova, A., Paris, C., & Jeffrey, H. (2020). A gender analysis of intercultural sensitivity among flight attendants. e-Review of Tourism Research, 18(3), 363-374.

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