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 weekdays.


I am an Associate Professor in the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke with secondary appointments in the Department of History and Department of Sociology.  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 Editor Emerita (2015-2018) of the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies. I have been a National Humanities Center fellow, an ACOR fellow, a Rockefeller fellow, and an SSRC/ACLS fellow. My research has additionally been supported by the National Science Foundation, American Sociological Association, Woodrow Wilson National National Fellowship Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Palestinian American Research Center, the Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (Leiden), The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment, and Duke Arts & Sciences Faculty Committee Research Grants. For information on my current research and activities as well as publications please see my website@

Education & Training

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

Selected Grants

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

Hasso, F., and Z. S. Salime, editors. Freedom Without Permission Bodies and Space in the Arab Revolutions. Duke University Press Book, 2016.

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

Hasso, F. S. “Shifting Practices and Identities: Nontraditional Relationships among Sunni Muslim Egyptians and Emiratis.” Family, Gender, and Law in a Globalizing Middle East and South Asia, edited by Kenneth M. Cuno and Manisha Desai, Syracuse University Press, 2009, pp. 211–22.

Hasso, F. S. “Comparing Emirati and Egyptian Narratives On Marriage, Sexuality, and the Body.” Global Migration, Social Change, and Cultural Transformation, edited by Emory Elliott et al., Palgrave Publishers, 2007, pp. 59–74.

Hasso, F. S., and L. M. Lopez. “Frontlines and Borders: Identity Thresholds for Latinas and Arab American Women.Everyday Inequalities: Critical Inquiries, edited by J. O’Brien and J. Howard, Blackwell, 1998, pp. 253–79.

Hasso, F. S. “"i Have Ambition": Muhammad Ramadan's Proletarian Masculinities in Postrevolution Egyptian Cinema.” International Journal of Middle East Studies, Jan. 2020, pp. 197–214. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0020743820000033. Full Text Open Access Copy

Hasso, F. S. “Masculine love and sensuous reason: the affective and spatial politics of Egyptian Ultras football fans.” Gender, Place and Culture, vol. 25, no. 10, Oct. 2018, pp. 1423–47. Scopus, doi:10.1080/0966369X.2018.1531830. Full Text Open Access Copy

Erratum: Corrigendum.” Feminist Review, vol. 112, no. 1, SAGE Publications, Feb. 2016, pp. 163–163. Crossref, doi:10.1057/fr.2016.1. Full Text

Hasso, F. S. “Civil and the limits of politics in revolutionary Egypt.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, vol. 35, no. 3, Jan. 2015, pp. 605–21. Scopus, doi:10.1215/1089201X-3426445. Full Text Open Access Copy

Hasso, F. “Editor's comment.” Journal of Middle East Women’S Studies, vol. 11, no. 3, Jan. 2015, p. 349. Scopus, doi:10.1215/15525864-3142526. Full Text Open Access Copy

Cooke, M., and F. Hasso. “Association tounissiet.” Journal of Middle East Women’S Studies, vol. 11, no. 3, Jan. 2015, pp. 365–67. Scopus, doi:10.1215/15525864-3142581. Full Text

Kahraman, H., and F. Hasso. “Art concept.” Journal of Middle East Women’S Studies, vol. 11, no. 2, Jan. 2015, pp. 233–34. Scopus, doi:10.1215/15525864-2886595. Full Text Open Access Copy

Hasso, F. S. “Bargaining with the devil: States and intimate life.” Journal of Middle East Women’S Studies, vol. 10, no. 2, Jan. 2014, pp. 107–34. Scopus, doi:10.1353/jmw.2014.0019. Full Text Open Access Copy

Hasso, Frances S. “Desiring Arabs.Journal of the History of Sexuality, vol. 20, no. 3, UNIV TEXAS PRESS, Sept. 2011, pp. 652–56. Open Access Copy

Hasso, Frances S. “Desiring Arabs (review).” Journal of the History of Sexuality, vol. 20, no. 3, Project Muse, 2011, pp. 652–56. Crossref, doi:10.1353/sex.2011.0054. Full Text Open Access Copy


Hasso, F. S. “Generations.” Journal of Middle East Women’S Studies, vol. 14, no. 3, 1 Nov. 2018, pp. 265–67. Scopus, doi:10.1215/15525864-7025371. Full Text Open Access Copy

Hasso, F. S. “Editorial Introduction.” Journal of Middle East Women’S Studies, vol. 14, no. 1, 1 Mar. 2018, pp. 1–2. Scopus, doi:10.1215/15525864-4296977. Full Text Open Access Copy

Sibai, Suhair, and Frances S. Hasso. “Cover Art Concept.” Journal of Middle East Women’S Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, Duke University Press, 1 July 2018, pp. 235–235. Crossref, doi:10.1215/15525864-6680335. Full Text Open Access Copy

Cover Art Concept.” Journal of Middle East Women’S Studies, vol. 14, no. 1, Duke University Press, 1 Mar. 2018, pp. 92–93. Crossref, doi:10.1215/15525864-4297132. Full Text Open Access Copy

Hasso, F. S. “Entering and remaking spaces: Young palestinian feminists in Jerusalem.” Journal of Middle East Women’S Studies, vol. 13, no. 2, 1 July 2017, pp. 337–45. Scopus, doi:10.1215/15525864-3861411. Full Text Open Access Copy

Hasso, F. S., et al. “What People Just Don't Understand About Academic Fields.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 11 July 2003.

Hasso, F. S. “Who Covered The War Best? Try al-Jazeera.” Newsday, 16 Apr. 2003.