Al-Rasheed was born in Paris to a Saudi father and a Lebanese mother. Her father descends from the Rashidi dynasty
. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Saudi Arabia
, where al-Rasheed grew up.
In 1975, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia
was assassinated by his nephew, Faisal bin Musaid
. His mother was a sister of al-Rasheed's father, and the Saudi government accused the Rashidi family
of being behind the assassination. Further investigation found this to be untrue, but in 1975, al-Rasheed's family moved to Lebanon
, where al‐Rasheed finished her baccalaureate in 1981. She then started her studies in anthropology and sociology at the American University of Beirut
In 2005, after an appearance on Al Jazeera
TV criticizing the Saudi government, Salman of Saudi Arabia
, at the time the governor of Riyadh province, who later became king of Saudia Arabia, telephoned al-Rasheed's father, claiming that her Saudi citizenship was withdrawn as punishment for her television appearance.
- 1991 Al-Rasheed M. Politics in an Arabian Oasis: the Rashidi Tribal Dynasty, London: I.B. Tauris
- 1998 Al-Rasheed, M. Iraqi Assyrian Christians in London: the Construction of Ethnicity, New York: Edwin Mellen Press
- 2002 Al-Rasheed, M. A History of Saudi Arabia, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Also in Arabic, Spanish and Polish.
- 2005 Al-Rasheed, M. Mazaq Al-islah fi al-Saudiyyah fi al-Qarn al-Wahid wa al-Ishrin, London: al-Saqi
- 2007 Al-Rasheed, M. Contesting the Saudi State: Islamic Voices from a New Generation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
- 2010 Al-Rasheed, M. A History of Saudi Arabia, Second Edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
- 2013 Al-Rasheed, M. A Most Masculine State: Gender, Politics and Religion in Saudi Arabia, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
- 2015 Al-Rasheed, M. Muted Modernists: The Struggle over Divine Politics in Saudi Arabia, Oxford University Press
- 2018 Al-Rasheed. M. Salman's Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia, Oxford University Press
- 2020 Al-Rasheed. M. The Son King: Reform and Repression in Saudi Arabia, Hurst Publishers
- 2004 Al-Rasheed, M. & R Vitalis (eds.) Counter-Narratives: History, Contemporary Society and Politics in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, New York, Palgrave
- 2005 Al-Rasheed, M. (ed.) Transnational Connections and the Arab Gulf, London: Routledge.
- 2008 Al-Rasheed, M. (ed.) Kingdom without Borders: Saudi Political, Religious and Media Expansion, London: Hurst and Co.
- 2009 Al-Rasheed, M. & M. Shterin. (eds.) Dying for Faith: Religiously Motivated Violence in the Contemporary World, London: I.B. Tauris.
- 2012 Al-Rasheed, M. Kersten, C. and Shterin, M. (eds,) Demystifying the Caliphate: Historical Memory and Contemporary Contexts, London: Hurst and Co.
- ^ El Yaakoubi, Aziz (23 September 2020), Maclean, William (ed.), "Saudi dissidents form pro-democracy political group", Reuters
- ^ al-Rasheed, Madawi (2012-09-10). موقع الدكتورة مضاوي الرشيد (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 2012-09-16. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
- ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF).
- ^ a b c d De‐exoticizing Saudi Arabia with Madawi Al‐Rasheed, 3 December 2019, Maha Abdelrahman, Archive
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