Dr Sophie Alkhaled

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Research Overview

Sophie is Deputy Director of the department’s BSc in Entrepreneurship and Management. Her PhD examined feminism in the Middle East and the question of women’s emancipation and informal political activism through entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia. She is currently focusing on Syrian women refugees’ entrepreneurship in the contexts of the Jordan, Lebanon and the UK. She is also a co-investigator on the European Commission’s H2020 SIMRA project, investigating social innovation as a mechanism for refugeeintegration in marginalised rural areas.