Rania Hafez is Programme Leader for the MA Education at the University of Greenwich and a Fellow of the Muslim Institute. Rania has researched and published on professionalism, cultural identity, and Islam and education.
In 2008 Rania founded ‘Muslim Women in Education’ a professional network for educationalists and researchers. In addition to her academic work Rania is a regular political and cultural commentator whose media credits include the BBC, Levant TV, and the Islam Channel.
Faith in the Academy in Hudson, C. & Williams, J. (eds) Why Academic Freedom Matters, (Civitas 2016)
Beyond the Metaphor: time to take over the castle in Daley, M., Orr, K. & Petrie, J. (2015) FE and The Twelve Dancing Princess, (IOE Press 2015)
Playing on the Boundaries: A Childhood across Cultural and Geographical Lines in Childhood in the Past: an international journal, Vol. 7 No. 2, September, 2014, 117–132
What have the ancient Greeks done for us lately?
"I was impressed by the intensity of the debate and the high level of intellectual engagement, not least by the audience. It was an invigorating, even exhilarating experience to be part of a festival based on the conviction that disagreement is good. The Battle of Ideas is a fantastic concept, may it spread epidemically to the rest of the world. I am already looking forward to next year's event."
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, professor of social anthropology, University of Oslo; novelist