Kassim Alsraiha is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His field of research is state and religion in the Middle East, with a focus on the Gulf States. Kassim holds a master’s degree from Tel Aviv University’s Department of Middle Eastern and African History. In the framework of his master’s thesis, he studied the Arab-Bedouin population of the Negev, focusing on tribal law. Kassim is one of the founders of AHD, the Association of Academics for the Development of Arab Society in the Negev, and is one of the founders of the AHD School for Scientific Excellence in the Bedouin community in the Negev. He has worked at Ben-Gurion University’s Chaim Herzog Center for Middle East Research, and has published articles and book chapters on the topics of religion and state, minorities and leadership.
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