Abdullah Hamidaddin

Dr. Abdullah Hamidaddin is an Assistant Secretary-General for Scientific Affairs and Senior Research Fellow at KFCRIS. He joined KFCRIS in September 2020. He obtained his Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from 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


Publications at KFCRIS

Risks of Peace in Post-War Yemen Series: How Yemen Rises,” Special Report, 2022.

"Yemen’s Peace Process: A Path to Conflict?,” Special Report, 2021.



Abdullah Hamidaddin (ed.), The Huthi Movement in Yemen: Ideology, Ambition and Security in the Arab Gulf (London: I.B. Tauris, 2022).

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.