Zarqa Parvez is Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgetown University in Qatar. She holds a Ph.D. in Government from Durham University and an M.A. in State, Society, and Development from SOAS University of London. Dr. Parvez studies nationalism, identity formation, and gender in the Arabian Gulf. Her published work has appeared in The Middle East Monitor and Al Jazeera. Dr. Parvez is a graduate of Georgetown University in Qatar, where she majored in International Politics.