Catherine Sameh

Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies
School of Humanities

Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Women's and Gender Studies

Email: csameh@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
3222 Humanities Gateway
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
Iranian feminism; human rights; transnational feminisms; gender and social movements in the Middle East and Muslim world; Islam; women of color feminisms
   
Research
Abstract
Courses teaching in 2015-16:

GSS 50A: Gender and Feminism
GSS 167A: Militarism and Gender
GSS 120A: Image Problems
GSS 155: Gender and Social Movements in the Middle East

Courses taught in 2014-15:

GSS 155: Gender in Muslim Contexts
GSS 200A: Feminist Knowledges
GSS 60C: Gender and Religion
GSS 110C: Producing Gender Transnationally
   
Publications 2014. “From Tehran to Los Angeles to Tehran: Transnational Solidarity Politics in the One Million Signatures Campaign to End Discriminatory Law,” Women's Studies Quarterly Special Issue on Solidarity, 42.3-4: 162-184.
   
  2014. Edited Journal Issue: The Scholar & Feminist Online: Activism and the Academy. Edited with Janet R. Jakobsen. Issue 12.1-12.2, Fall 2013/Spring 2014
   
  2014. “Feminisms in the World,” The Scholar & Feminist Online: Activism and the Academy, Issue 12.1-12.2, Fall 2013/Spring 2014.
   
  2010. “Discourses of Equality, Rights and Islam in the One Million Signatures Campaign in Iran,” International Feminist Journal of Politics, 12.3: 444-463.
   
  Forthcoming. Preventing Violence, Promoting Justice, with Tiloma Jayasinghe and Angela Moreno, Barnard Center for Research on Women. Research report.
   
  2011. Desiring Change, with Amber Hollibaugh and Janet Jakobsen. Barnard Center for Research on Women. Research report. Access a pdf of the report here: http://bcrw.barnard.edu/publications/desiring-change/
   
  2002. “Building Feminist Education Alliances in an Urban Community,” with Melissa Kesler Gilbert in Teaching Feminist Activism: Strategies From the Field. Nancy Naples and Karen Bojar, editors. New York: Routledge. 185-206.
   
Grants 2009-2010 Scholar-Teacher Appointee, Rutgers-Newark
   
2009 Joseph Fichter Research Grant, Association for the Sociology of Religion
   
2008-2009 Rutgers University Institute for Research on Women Fellowship
   
2006-2007 Rutgers University Graduate School Fellowship
   
2003-2004 Rutgers University Graduate School Fellowship
   
Professional
Societies
Middle Eastern Women's Studies Association
Middle Eastern Studies Association
National Women's Studies Association
Association for the Sociology of Religion
Cultural Studies Association
American Studies Association
   
Other Experience Associate Director
Barnard Center for Research on Women 2010—2014

   
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Last updated 08/08/2015