Frances S. Hasso

Director, International Comparative Studies Program and Associate Professor in Women's Studies and Sociology, Duke University

Frances S. Hasso is Director of International Comparative Studies and Associate Professor in Women's Studies at Duke. She holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Sociology. She joined the Duke faculty in 2010 after 10 years as a faculty member at Oberlin College. Her recent monograph is titled, Consuming Desires: Family Crisis and the State in the Middle East (Stanford University Press, 2011). She is co-editing with Zakia Salime (Rutgers) a book project titled, "Geographies of Gender in the Arab Revolutions." She is using a sabbatical in 2013-14 to work on a second ongoing research project, “‘Civil’ and ‘Space’ as Fields of Meaning and Practice in Post-Revolutionary Egypt.” She is co-editing the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies beginning in mid-2014 with miriam cooke and Banu Gökarıksel. Her scholarship has focused on the intersections between transnational dynamics, states, social movements, and individual subjectivities and identities, especially in the Arab world.