Abdullah Hamidaddin

Yemen Studies Unit

Dr. Abdullah Hamidaddin is a Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Yemen Studies Unit and Head of the Editorial and Review Unit at the KFCRIS. He joined the KFCRIS in September 2020. He obtained his Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the King’s College London. His research interests encompass religious transformations in Muslim communities with a focus on Saudi Arabia, the geopolitics of the Arab Gulf region, and Yemen’s political and social transformations. 

Contact: ahamidaddin@kfcris.com



Tweeted Heresies: Saudi Islam in Transformation. Oxford University Press, 2019.


Major Works

Yemen’s Peace Process: A Path to Conflict?,” Cairo Review, 2021.

How Yemen Rises,” Cairo Review, 2019.

“From Social Category to Social Identity: The Emergence of a New Zaydism,” in Gabriele vom Bruck and Charles Tripp (eds.), Precarious Belonging: Ways of being Shiʿi in non-Shia Worlds, The Centre for Academic Shi‘a Studies (CASS), 2017.

“Yemen: Negotiations with Tribes, States, and Memories,” in I. William Zartman (ed.), Arab Spring: Negotiating in the Shadow of the Intifadat, Georgia University Press, 2015.

“Harmonious Being: A Space for an Alternative Way of Exploring Religion,” in Susanne Olsson and Carool Kersten (eds.), Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority, Routledge, 2013.