Frances Hasso

Frances Hasso is an Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Director of the International Comparative Studies Program at Duke University. She earned her B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of California, Los Angeles, M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan.

Professor Hasso researches the intersections between transnational dynamics, social movements, and subjectivities/identities, with a focus on the Arab world. She is currently researching the relationship between spatiality and gendered and sexual embodiments.

Representative Publications

Hasso, Frances S. “Empowering Governmentalities Rather than Women: The Arab Human Development Report 2005 and Western Development Logics.” International Journal of Middle East Studies 41.01 (2009): 63-82.

Hasso, Frances S. “Problems and Promise in Middle East and North Africa Gender Research.” Feminist Studies 31.3 (2005): 653-678.

Hasso, Frances S. “Discursive and Political Deployments by/of the 2002 Palestinian Women Suicide Bombers/Martyrs.” Feminist Review 81.1 (2005): 23-51.

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