Alina is an interdisciplinary scholar who is passionate about creating decolonial inclusive communities and envisioning practical ways to manifest transformative justice. She currently works as a lecturer in Social Sciences at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, as well as conducts independent research.
Generally, her research interests are in the field of religion, power, resistance, and collective memory, exploring how religious texts can be (re)interpreted to challenge structures of social domination, including poverty, patriarchy, racism, and empire.
She additionally works for Restorative Justice Netherlands where their current project concerns the merging of decolonial theory and praxis to visualize and implement restorative cities. Prior to this, she worked as a Project Leader and trainer at a local organization committed to vulnerable communities and individuals in Amsterdam. She has also served, along other roles, as a legal consultant for women with dependent residency who were dealing with issues regarding divorce and domestic abuse.
Updated November 2022
More from Alina Jabbari
Haar Minaret: An online community platform, network and archive
As her Action Project, Landecker Democracy Fellow Alina is creating an online platform that gives answer to the needs of various Muslims in the Netherlands for a more inclusive Islamic community where experiences can be shared, language to articulate these is created, conversations are ongoing, and home within a Muslim community is an option again.