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Aleeha Zahra Ali is a Pakistani anthropologist and researcher based in the Netherlands. She is currently working at the research network, Mediating Islam in the Digital Age (ITN-MIDA), and as a PhD candidate at Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam.
Her research focuses on embodiment, phenomenology, experience, digitisation, knowledge and religion. This academic approach is informed by a Bachelors in Sociology from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan and a Research Masters at the University of Exeter, UK.
ANALYSIS: Some images of women in Ukraine have gone viral in the past week. But what do these specific images add to the narrative surrounding the Russian invasion and what of the women who don’t fit the media image of the “ideal” female?