About Zoe Holman

Zoe Holman is a London-based Australian PhD candidate and writer, working on projects related to politics and the Arab Middle East. She has lived and reported in Syria, Lebanon and Cambodia, and written for outlets including the Institute of War and Peace Reporting, The Guardian and Lebanon’s Daily Star. Her doctoral thesis examines British policy in the Middle East after the Iraq War


Articles by Zoe Holman

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Sextremism: really as radical as they think?

Where the female body - through its societal projections in media, art, politics and religion - has always formed the first port of women's oppression, it is necessary to consider whether attempts to reclaim it through topless protests in the public arena are more likely to defy or to reify existing, repressive paradigms, says Zoe Holman

The art of survival in post-Saddam Iraq

New forms of violence have risen out of the vacuum of civil conflict in post-Saddam Iraq. Ten years after the Iraq war, this violent legacy is emerging in the work of the country's artists through film, painting and poetry

The survival of Syria

Reflecting on the future of the conflict in his country, poet Golan Haji says “Syrians want Syria to survive”. It is time for Western governments to look beyond their short-term interests in formulating a response to the Syrian crisis, says Zoe Holman

State complicity in the sexual abuse of women in Cairo

There is a growing belief that the post-revolution spate of sexual attacks on women is a reflection of a large-scale and co-ordinated campaign from Egypt's security forces, seeking to undermine or intimidate the political opposition.  Zoe Holman spoke to the founder of anti-harassment network Imprint

Australia: the Prime Minister who redefined misogyny

The Australian Prime Minister's recent speech about “repulsive double standards on misogyny and sexism” in the House of Representatives has recast the debate about gender prejudice in politics. Even if most its arch-custodians didn't notice, says Zoe Holman.

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