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London School of Economics and Political Science

Middle East Centre

Middle East Centre

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE


Research Interests

Language, Arts and Culture.


Nesrin Alrefaai is a Visiting Fellow and Arabic Publications Editor at the LSE Middle East Centre (MEC) at the London School of Economics (LSE). She holds a Doctorate degree in Drama and Theatre Education from the University of Warwick, UK. Her research interests are language, arts, and politics in the Middle East with a special focus on Syria. Before joining LSE, Nesrin had held various research and teaching positions at Higher Education Institutions in the Middle East and the UK. In addition to her academic career, Nesrin is a playwright and uses arts for public engagement. Her most recent play ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ with co-playwright Matthew Spangler made its debut at the Nottingham Playhouse in March 2023 and subsequently toured across the UK, culminating in July 2023.


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