Fawzia Al-Attia, Ph.D.

Chair, Union of Iraqi Sociologists
Professor, Department of Sociology
University of Baghdad
Baghdad, Iraq

Fawzia Al-Attia received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Montpellier, France, in 1968. She is currently Professor at the College of Arts, Baghdad University, Department of Sociology. Dr. Al-Attia is Chair of the Union of Iraqi Sociologists, and was Deputy Head of the Department of Social and Research Studies, Arab-UNESCO. She has also served as a member of numerous committees, including the Administrative Committee of the Independent Iraqi Women’s Group, Coordination Committee of the League of Iraqi Women, Iraqi Women Network, Expert Committee in Iraq for Women, Supreme Committee for the Preparation of the Iraqi National Congress 2004, and Women’s Committee for the Preparation of the Iraqi National Congress, 2004.
Dr. Al-Attia is author of a number of scholarly books and articles, including Culture and Social Changes and the Role of Women in National Development in the Arab Gulf (Center for Arab Studies, Basra University, 1979), Social Stratification (Mosul University Press, 1983), Social Psychology (Baghdad, 1992), The Iraqi Experience in Rural Development (Al Mansora University, 1989), The Arab Commune Work and National Development (Al Mansora University, 1990), and Gender and Women’s Rights in Iraq (International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University, College of Law, 2006).