Arts Sciences


Dr Feryal Awan

Dr Feryal Awan is a Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Race, Gender and Postcolonial Studies at UCL. Her research interest lies at the intersection of politics and international relations; media studies; and critical childhood studies.

Feryal’s work examines the political, cultural and socioeconomic impact of colonialism on children in Palestine and the UK. Her PhD, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, is an ethnographic study looking at the discourses and politics of childhood and their place in screen content available to Palestinian children. She also contributed to an AHRC project, which explored digital opportunities to expand literacy to out of school and refugee children in the Arab world.

Before joining UCL, Feryal was a Lecturer at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI) at King's College London. 

Feryal also engages in policy research and activism and her more recent research and social engagement focused on structural and institutional racism in the UK with a particular focus on borders and policing in the healthcare and education systems. She speaks Arabic and Urdu.


Feryal is module convenor for BASC0042 Race, Gender and Feminism and co-convenor for BASC0053 Approaches to Interdisciplinarity.