BA, Sociology and Law & Society, University of British Columbia (2015)
Iman is an MA student and artist born in Yemen and raised in a myriad of countries including Nigeria, Mozambique, and Bangladesh. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Law and Society from UBC. Her research examines the intertwining of legal history and gender relations in Yemen through an investigation of shifts in Family Law. Complementing her research, Iman’s art touches upon topics of social justice and gender within Yemeni society and the Middle East and North Africa. She is constantly exploring new ways for utilizing art and graphic design for resistance and social change.
My current research examines the intertwining of legal history and gender relations in southern Yemen through an investigation of shifts in Family Law from 1986 to 1996. This chapter of South Yemeni history saw the disintegration of the South’s Leninist Marxist regime, the unification of North and South Yemen in 1990, and climaxed with a civil war in 1994. Yemen underwent considerable legislative and policy changes which had significant effects on women in the South. As a study of the historical present, this inquiry utilizes textual and qualitative methodologies grounded in feminist political economy and postcolonial theory. Topics and issues investigated in this research include the role of women in processes of state formation and transition, rethinking violence and statehood, the political economy of conflict, legal orientalism, and the relationship between Islamic law and gender.
Baobeid, I. 2015. Yemeni Drones: Discursive Media Reinforcement of US Hegemonic Power. UBC Journal of Political Studies, 17, p.62-74.