Janan Aljabiri is an expert in nongovernmental organizations (NGO) in Iraq and the Middle East. She is interested in Islamic NGOs and social policy in Iraq. She is the Chair of a Kurdish and Middle Eastern women’s organization in Britain. In addition to her interest in women’s issues, Aljabiri is also interested in understanding political economy of Iraq, sectarian violence, Shia political parties and militias, and the Iraqi labor movement. She currently coordinates the operations of the Islington Refugee Forum in London. She holds a PhD in Social and Policy Sciences from the University of Bath.