Lina Haddad Kreidie

Assistant Professor of Gender Studies
Program Coordinator, MA in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
Academic Director of the TL Gender Scholars Program

Dr. Lina Haddad Kreidie is an assistant professor of gender studies, coordinator of the MA in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, and academic director of the TL Gender Scholars Program. Dr. Kreidieholds a PhD in Political Science with a concentration in political psychology from the University of California, Irvine. 

Dr. Kreidie is a Jerome and Hazel Tobis senior fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality, University of California, Irvine, and a research consultant on women’s empowerment for Intisar Foundation-NGO. She also served as a council member of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy from 2012 to 2021.

Research Interests

Dr. Kreidie’s research interests mainly centers around the Middle East Region, gender studies, international relations, political psychology, conflict management, peacebuilding and human development.

Selected Publications

  1. “Drama therapy as a mental health intervention for women in the shatila refugee camp, Lebanon.” Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas.  2022,  Vol. 20,  Issue 1, pp. 58-64.
  2. “The Power of Theater Expression and Communication: A Psychological TherapeuticalIntervention in a Refugee Camp: An IPA Study Into the Narratives of Women Refugees’ Experience With Drama Therapy.” Psychology Research, January 2020 Vol. 10, No.1.  With Sara Sakhi et al.
  3. “Assad Needs the U.N.’s Help for Refugees to Return Safely.” News Deeply. Refugees Deeply, August 16, 2018. With Jesse Marks.
  4. “Jordan’s interest in a Stable Syria.” Sada - Carnegie Foundation for Peace, August 23, 2018. With Jesse Marks.
  5. “Living with Ongoing Political Trauma: The Prevalence and Impact of PTSD among Syrian Refugees residing in Lebanon.” Psychology Research, Vol. 6., No. 10, Oct 2016. With M. Kreidie & H. Attassi.
  6. “The Role of NGOs in Tackling Extremism: Case Study Lebanon,” Middle East Review of Public Administration (MERPA), Spring 2016, Vol. (2) 1. With Hussein Itani.
  7. “Religion and Identity: Deciphering the Construal of Islamic Fundamentalism,” in The Future of Identity, edited by Kenneth R. Hoover, Spring 2005. 
  8. “The Psychological Dimension of Ethnic Conflict: How identity Constrained the Choice and Worked to Turn Ordinary People into Perpetrators of Ethnic Violence during the Lebanese Civil War,” International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, Summer 2002. Co-authored with Kristen Monroe.
  9. “The Social and Economic Correlates of Islamic Religiosity,” World Affairs, Fall 2001. With Hilal Khashan, American University of Beirut.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Political Science, University of California, Irvine, 2000
  • MA Political Studies and Public Administration, American University of Beirut, 1988
  • BA International Affairs, Lebanese American University (BUC), 1982