Dean, Int'l Initiatives & Global Engagement

Additional Title

  • Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, Institutional Access & Leadership
  • Director, Interdisciplinary Institute
Research Summary

My research and writing have included a comparative analysis of gender and resistance, with special attention to the role of grassroots organizing and social movements Israel, Palestine and the North of Ireland. My other research interests have included the militarization and masculinities, especially the interplay between political violence and gender-based violence and strategies to violent men and cultivate nonviolent masculinities. I am the co-founder of Faculty Against Rape, a volunteer-run national collective advocating for an increased role of faculty in the struggle to confront sexual assault on college campuses.

  • Ph.D., Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
  • M.A., Counseling and Special Education, Haifa University, Israel
  • B.A., Counseling and Special Education, Haifa University, Israel
Recent Publications

Selected Publications

“Handbook on Gender and War,” (co-edited with Julia Welland, Linda Steiner and Jennifer Pederson), London: Edward Elgar Publishers, 2016.

“Gender and the Struggles for Justice in Palestine/Israel.” Syracuse University Press (forthcoming, 2017).

“De-Militarizing Masculinities in the Age of Empire,” Rowan & Littlefield (forthcoming, 2017).

Refereed Articles

“Transnational Feminist Solidarity in Times of Crisis,” (with Rabab Abdulhadi et. al.) International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2015, 17(4), pp. 654-670.

“Innovative International Relations Pedagogy: A Conversation on Feminist Critical Engagement” (with Laura Parisi et. al). International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2013, 15 (3), pp. 412-425.

Gender and Conflict Transformation in Israel/Palestine,” in Journal of International Women’s Studies, 13(4) (September 2012).

Book Chapters

“Integrating Gender into Conflict Resolution and Human Rights Discourses: Rethinking the Politics of Dialogue in Israel, Palestine, and the North of Ireland,” in Claudia Fuentes Julio and Paula Drumond (eds.) Human Rights and Conflict Resolution: Bridging the Theoretical and Practical Divide, Routledge 2017. § “Militarism and gender-based violence,” in Nancy Naples ed. Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, NJ: NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2016.

“The Personal is (still) Political: Feminist Reflections on a Transformative Journey,” in “A Journey Into Women’s Studies: Crossing Interdisciplinary Boundaries,” ed. Rekha Pande, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp. 279-296.

“The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,”(co-authored with Mohammed Abu-Nimer), in “Understanding the Contemporary Middle East,” 4th edition, ed. Jillian Schwedler, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Press, 2014.