Amal Ghandour is Strategy Adviser to Ruwwad al Tanmeyah, a regional community development initiative, and Special Adviser to Columbia University Global Centers, Middle East. Ghandour’s career spans two decades in the fields of research and communication. An author (About This Man Called Ali) and a blogger (Thinking Fits), Ghandour holds an MS in International Policy from Stanford University and a BSFS from Georgetown University.
Joymala Hajra divides her time between the Religion and the Global Framing of Gender Violence Project, where she is the Program Coordinator and The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life, where she is the Manager of Design and Communication.
Professor of History, Cornell University
My research interests focus on West Africa and more specifically the social and cultural history of Ghana from the height of the Atlantic slave trade (in the 18th century) through the early colonial period (up to World War Two). Of particular interest to me are changes in gender and ethnic relations, African belief systems and the history of slavery.
The courses I teach reflect these research interests as well as my fascination with Africa's encounter with other worlds (the Americas, Europe, the Islamic world, the Indian Ocean world).
Associate Professor, Political Science & International Relations, Boğaziçi University
Zeynep Gambetti is Associate Professor of political theory at Boğazici University. She obtained her Ph. D. at the University of Paris VII in 1999. Her work focuses on collective agency, ethics, and public space. She has carried out extensive research on the transformation of the conflict between the Turkish state and the Kurdish movement, with particular emphasis on space as a vector of relationality.
Associate Professor, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, Upstate Medical University
Rebecca Garden, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. She received her doctorate from Columbia University’s Department of English and Comparative Literature. She has published on empathy, the humanities, and medicine in New Literary History and the Journal for General Internal Medicine and on narrative, Deafness, and disability in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, the Journal of Medical Humanities, Medical Humanities, and the Journal of Clinical Ethics.
Hala Ghosheh is a gender expert and development consultant, who was the Director of the five year Gender Social Fund in Jordan. She specializes in sustainable development work with focus on women and youth. Her experience includes working on policy, institutional and local community levels in several countries in the region. She has worked on program management, design, development and monitoring and evaluation, organizational gender reviews and conducting qualitative research to assess the status of women and youth in different contexts.
Senior Lecturer, Population and Research Institute, University of Nairobi
Wanjiru Gichuhi is a Senior Lecturer at the Population Studies and Research Institute of the University of Nairobi. A social demographer, her research focuses on population, health, rural/community and gender issues that have development and social policy implications. Specific interests include family dynamics, maternal/child survival, reproductive health, FP/HIV/AIDS, livelihood and food security issues.
David B. Kriser Professor of Anthropology, NYU
Faye Ginsburg is David B. Kriser Professor of Anthropology at NYU where is is also Director of the Center for Media, Culture and History, Co-Director of the NYU Council for the Study of Disability, and Co-Director of the Center for Religion and Media. Prizewinning author/editor of four Her research focuses on movements for social transformation, from her early work on abortion activists, to her longstanding research on indigenous media, to her current work, with Rayna Rapp, on cultural innovation and learning disabilities.
Associate Director, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University
Marcial Godoy-Anativia is a sociocultural anthropologist and the Associate Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University. He is co-editor, with Zeynep Gambetti, of Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era (NYU Press, forthcoming 2013). He is also Editor, with Jill Lane, of e-misférica, the Institute's trilingual online journal. From 2000-2007, he worked in the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean and the Program on International Collaboration at the Social Science Research Council.
Universidad de Chile
Ximena Vanessa Goecke S. is a chilean-jewish historian and a teacher of History and English, candidate to the degree of Magister in Gender and Culture in the Faculty of Humanities at Universidad de Chile. She teaches some courses in the Faculty of Education at Universidad de las Américas (UDLA) and in the English as Foreign Language area at Universidad Católica.
She participates in the research nucleus in “Body and Emotion” of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Universidad de Chile, as a member of the research section in “Body, memory and violence”.
Professor of Sociology, L'École des Hautes études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Nilüfer Göle is Professor of Sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. She works on Islamic visibility in European public spaces and the debates it engenders on religious and cultural difference. Her sociological approach aims to open up a new reading of modernity from a non-western perspective and a broader critique of Eurocentrism in the definitions of secular modernity. She is the author of Islam in Europe: The Lure of Fundamentalism and the Allure of Cosmopolitanism (2010) and The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling (1997).
Associate Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Meena Gopal works at the Centre for Women's Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, in Mumbai, India and is also a member of the autonomous feminist collective, Forum Against Oppression of Women, Bombay.
Milena Grass Kleiner, translator and theater scholar, is a professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She holds a master's degree in Latin American Studies from Universidad de Chile and a PhD in Literature from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has published Spanish translations of English, American, and French plays, as well as books on Chilean history and theater studies. Her main fields of research have been theater and ritual, history, and memory in post-conflict contexts.
New York University
Judith Greenberg's research and teaching interests focus on questions of memory and trauma Studies, especially through a feminist lens. She holds a degree in comparative literature and her courses are informed by psychoanalysis, film Studies, Holocaust Studies, and her years teaching in French departments.
Assistant Professor of American Studies and Religious Studies, Yale University
Zareena Grewal is a historical anthropologist and a documentary filmmaker whose research focuses on race, gender, religion, nationalism, and transnationalism across a wide spectrum of American Muslim communities. Her first book, Islam is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority (NYU 2013), is an ethnography of transnational Muslim networks that link US mosques to Islamic movements in Syria, Jordan, and Egypt through debates about the reform of Islam.
Professor of History, Cooper Union
Atina Grossmann teaches Modern German and European History, and Gender Studies. A graduate of the City College of New York (BA) and Rutgers University (Ph.D), she has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, German Marshall Fund, American Council of Learned Societies, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the American Academy in Berlin.
Professor, University of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis, Education Sciences Department
Nacira Guénif-Souilamas is Professor, University of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis, Education Sciences Department.
She was formerly Associate Professor at the University of Paris Nord/13 and Co-Director of EXPERICE Research Center.
Guénif-Souilamas holds a Phd in Sociology from l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris and a HDR of Sciences Po Paris.
Dr. Havva G. Guney-Ruebenacker is a visiting post-doc researcher at Harvard Law School. Her dissertation is titled “An Islamic Legal Realist Critique of the Traditional Theory of Slavery, Marriage and Divorce in Islamic Law” and it focuses on traditional Islamic law and modern Islamic legal reforms in the area of slavery and family law with a comparative examination of modernization of American family law in the area of no-fault divorce and its economic consequences.
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Birzeit University
Rema Hammami is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Institute of Women’s Studies, Birzeit University where she founded the graduate program in Gender and Development in 1998, the first graduate program in gender studies in the region.
President, Foundation for the Future
Mrs. Nabila Hamza is the President of the Foundation for the Future, (FFF) an independent, international nonprofit organizationsupporting the civil society initiatives in their efforts to promote democracy and human rights in the MENA region. Prior to her work at the Foundation for the Future, Mrs. Hamza served as the Executive Director of the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (CAWTAR). She has worked as an Expert in the Arab League for 10 years, in addition to having fulfilled numerous consulting missions in the region.
Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and History, Duke University
Mona Hassan is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and History at Duke University and obtained her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2009. She specializes in global and comparative Islamic history, focusing on the intersections of culture, religion, politics, and gender.
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."
Actress, Historian, Teacher, Postgraduate Student PhD in Latin American Studies, Universidad de Chile
Mariana Hausdorf Andrade holds a Licenciate in Acting, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile 2011; Licenciate in History, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2012; and a qualification in secondary education teaching specializing in History, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2012.
Director of the Middle East Task Force, New America Foundation
Leila Hilal is Director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation. She focuses on Syria, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and issues related to U.S. foreign policy, community-based change, constitution-making, and transitional justice in the broader Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining New America Hilal served as Senior Policy Adviser to the Commissioner-General of the Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) and as a legal adviser to Palestinian negotiators from 2002-2008. She has led numerous research missions on human rights and post-conflict scenario building and transitional justice in the Middle East, including for Chatham House, the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Euro-Med Human Rights Network for Human Rights.
Director, Project DOCC
Maggie Hoffman is co-founder and the director of Project DOCC - Delivery of Chronic Care. In this unique medical education program, parents of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and family caregivers of adults with chronic conditions teach doctors and other health professionals about living with illness and disability in their communities. Project DOCC’s pediatric program is in 28 academic medical centers across the United States and in Australia. Maggie is a founder and member of the New York Self-Determination Coalition (nyselfd).
Assistant Professor of Theater, City University of New York
Amy E. Hughes is Assistant Professor and Deputy Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Theater, Brooklyn College (CUNY). Her work focuses on the relationship between theater/performance and visual, print, and material culture in nineteenth-century America.
Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies, Hunter College
Professor Gregg’s scholarly interests include Anglophone Caribbean literature, Caribbean women’s writing, Caribbean intellectual traditions, African American literature, and literature of the African Diaspora. Her publications include Jean Rhys’s Historical Imagination (1995) and Caribbean Women: An Anthology of Non-Fiction Writing (2005).
Her forthcoming book is "This Past that Waits for Me.” Anglophone Caribbean Women Writers and the Challenge of History.
Royall Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Janet Halley is the Royall Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She has a Ph.D. in English Literature from UCLA and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She has taught at Tel Aviv Buckmann School of Law and in the Law Department of the American University in Cairo. She is the author of Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism (Princeton 2006), and Don’t: A Reader’s Guide to the Military’s Anti-Gay Policy (Duke 1999). With Wendy Brown, she coedited Left Legalism/Left Critique (Duke 2002), and with Andrew Parker she coedited After Sex?