Frances Susan Hasso

Frances Susan Hasso

Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

External address: 
118 East Duke Building, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90760, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 684-5097
Office Hours: 
By appointment on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.


I am an Associate Professor in the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke with a secondary appointment in the Sociology Department and an affiliate appointment in the Duke Middle East Studies Center. I taught in and directed the International Comparative Studies Program at Duke from 2010-2015 and was a member of the Oberlin College faculty from 2000-2010. I am an Editor of the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015-2018) with miriam cooke and Banu Gökariskel. I have been a Rockefeller fellow, SSRC/ACLS fellow and Columbia University Visiting Fellow. My research has additionally been supported by the SSRC, National Science Foundation, American Sociological Association, Woodrow Wilson National National Fellowship Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Palestinian American Research Center (Ford, Rockefeller, and U.S. Department of Education), the Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (Leiden), Duke Islamic Studies Center (Carnegie Corporation of NY) grants, The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment, and a Duke Arts & Sciences Faculty Committee Research Grant. See my personal website for publication details.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 1997

Selected Grants

Hasso NHC Fellowship awarded by National Humanities Center (Principal Investigator). 2018

Palestinian Young Child and Pre-Natal Death during the British Mandate awarded by American Center of Oriental Research (Principal Investigator). 2018

Freedom Without Permission Bodies and Space in the Arab Revolutions. Ed. F Hasso and ZS Salime. Duke University Press Book, October 7, 2016. (Edited Book)

Hasso, FS. Consuming Desires: Family Crisis and the State in the Middle East. Stanford University Press, 2011.

Hasso, FS. "Shifting Practices and Identities: Nontraditional Relationships among Sunni Muslim Egyptians and Emiratis." Family, Gender, and Law in a Globalizing Middle East and South Asia. Ed. KM Cuno and M Desai. Syracuse University Press, 2009. 211-222.

Hasso, FS. "Comparing Emirati and Egyptian Narratives On Marriage, Sexuality, and the Body." Global Migration, Social Change, and Cultural Transformation. Ed. E Elliott, J Payne, and P Ploesch. Palgrave Publishers, 2007. 59-74.

Hasso, FS, and Lopez, LM. "Frontlines and Borders: Identity Thresholds for Latinas and Arab American Women." Everyday Inequalities: Critical Inquiries. Ed. J O'Brien and J Howard. London: Blackwell, 1998. 253-279.

Hasso, FS. "Generations." Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies 14.3 (November 1, 2018): 265-267. Full Text

Hasso, FS. "Editorial Introduction." Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies 14.1 (March 1, 2018): 1-2. Full Text

"Cover Art Concept." Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies 14.1 (March 1, 2018): 92-93. Full Text

Hasso, FS. "Entering and remaking spaces: Young palestinian feminists in Jerusalem." Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies 13.2 (July 1, 2017): 337-345. Full Text

Hasso, FS. "Civil and the Limits of Politics in Revolutionary Egypt." Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 35.3 (December 29, 2015): 605-621. Full Text

Hasso, F. "Editor's comment." Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies 11.3 (January 1, 2015): 349-null. Full Text

Cooke, M, and Hasso, F. "Association tounissiet." Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies 11.3 (January 1, 2015): 365-367. (Review) Full Text

Kahraman, H, and Hasso, F. "Art concept." Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies 11.2 (January 1, 2015): 233-234. Full Text

Hasso, FS. "Bargaining with the Devil." Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies 10.2 (2014): 107-134. Full Text

Abu-Lughod, L, Adely, FJ, and Hasso, FS. "Overview: Engaging the Arab Human Development Report 2005 on Women." International Journal of Middle East Studies 41.1 (May 28, 2009): 59-60. Full Text


Hasso, FS, Brinkley, D, Spagna, GF, Chin, EJ, and Lynn, D. "What People Just Don't Understand About Academic Fields." The Chronicle of Higher Education (July 11, 2003). (Blog,Occasional Writing)

Hasso, FS. "Who Covered The War Best? Try al-Jazeera." Newsday (April 16, 2003). (Editorial Comment)