Dr Fatimah Al-Attas

Dr Fatimah Al-Attas

Profession
Assistant Professor of Sociology at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Bio

Dr Fatimah Al-Attas is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She graduated from IIUM with a Bachelor of Human Sciences in Sociology and Anthropology, and obtained her PhD in Sociology from Victoria University of Wellington.

Dr Al-Attas explores the field of family, gender and work. She has been engaged in multiple research projects on a variety of issues in Malaysia including free speech, social cohesion during Covid-19 pandemic, issues of low-income urban households and a book on Sociology of Marriage and Family. Dr. Al-Attas is also an outspoken advocate on women’s rights issues, appearing on public platforms to draw attention to social issues. Her most recent research and advocacy focuses on the issue of period poverty, dealing with social attitudes and institutional problems connected to menstrual health and hygiene.

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