Annual Colloquium - 2011
Women in War: Object/Subject
Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and International Studies;
Dr. Nusair has earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Tel-Aviv University, a master’s degree in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a doctorate in Women’s and Gender Studies from Clark University. Her doctoral research is on the gendered politics of location of three generations of Palestinian women in Israel, 1948-1998. She teaches courses on transnational feminism; feminism in the Middle East and North Africa; and gender, war and conflict. Her current research focuses on the impact of war and displacement on Iraqi women refugees in Jordan. Isis previously served as a researcher on women’s human rights in the Middle East and North Africa at Human Rights Watch and at the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network. She is the co-editor with Rhoda Kanaaneh of Displaced at Home: Ethnicity and Gender among Palestinians in Israel (SUNY Press, 2010). She is also a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures and Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa.