Ghufran A. Alqahtani

SJD Program Graduate 


Dr. Ghufran A. Alqahtani successfully completed her S.J.D. degree at American University Washington College of Law. Her dissertation titled, "Violence Against Women in the Name of Honor: the Case of Jordan." She extensively explored the concept of legal pluralism and it affects on gender-based violence against women.  Dr. Alqahtani analyzed the practice of honor killing through different theories such as feminist legal theory and sociolegal feminist theory.

Degrees & Universities

S.J.D., American University Washington College of Law
LL.M., Specialization in International and Comparative Law, The George Washington University School of Law
LL.M., Specialization in U.S and Transnational Law for Foreign Lawyers, University of Miami School of Law
LL.B., with First Honor, King Abdul-Aziz University School of Law, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Areas of Specialization

International Law
International Human Rights
Women Rights
Gender Policies
Conflict of religion and religious studies

Contact Information

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