Graduate Associate, Ph.D. Student, University of Arizona

Alainna Liloia is a PhD student in Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona, and she holds a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Wake Forest University. She researches gender, politics, and modernity in the Arab Gulf/GCC. Alainna worked in Bahrain from 2014-2015 as an ESL teacher, and she conducted an ethnographic research project in Qatar as a visiting scholar at Qatar University in 2017.


  • –present
    Graduate Associate, PhD Student, University of Arizona


  • 2016 
    Wake Forest University, M.A./Religious Studies