Catherine Zehra Sameh

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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
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 2017-2018:

GSS 50A: Gender and Feminism
GSS 167A: Militarism and Gender
GSS 155: Gender and Social Movements in the Middle East
GSS 200B: Problems in Feminist Research
Integrated Freshman Seminar on Bias, Prejudice and Bigotry: Section on "Islamophobia"

Courses taught in 2016-2017:

GSS 200A: Feminist Knowledges
GSS 60C: Gender and Religion
GSS 197: Senior Seminar

Courses taught 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
2017, “Political-Social Movements: Feminist: Iran,” in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph.
 
2017. "Solidarity" in Gender: Love. Edited by Jennifer C. Nash. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA. 181-196.
 
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
2016-2017 UCI Illuminations: Pedagogies, Methodologies and Practices of Feminist Humor
2017-2018 UCHRI Multi-Campus Faculty Working Group: “Countering Epistemologies of Islamophobia: Critical Feminist Pedagogies”
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

Last updated
07/24/2018