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School of History

Dr Paola Zichi

Postdoctoral Researcher



I am currently a postdoctoral researcher working on HRC-DfG UK-German project on the “Illicit Jewish Exchange: Jewish Pimps, Prostitutes and Campaigners in a Transnational German and British Context, 1875–1940” at the School of History, QMUL. I completed my doctorate in April 2020 at the Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS with a thesis on the history of feminisms and international law in Mandatory Palestine (1929-1939).


Research Interests:

My research interests involve the fields of legal history of gender, sexuality and global governance; history of transnational feminisms and gender legal reform in colonial and postcolonial societies.


  • Zichi P. (2021). Prostitution and Moral and Sexual Hygiene in Mandatory Palestine: The Criminal Code for Palestine (1921-1936). Australian Feminist Law Journal 47(1). [Forthcoming]
  • Zichi, P. (2019). Artefacts of Emergency Law, Gender and Anti-Colonial Resistance in Mandatory Palestine. feminists@law, 9(1) 

Book Chapters

  • Heathcote, G. and Zichi P. (2021) 'Feminist Methodologies' in Deplano, Rossana and Tsagourias, Nicholas, (eds.), Handbook of Research Methods in International Law. Elgar. [Forthcoming]
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