Frances Hasso and Anna Krylova conceptualized and are leading this graduate/postgraduate seminar at Duke in Fall 2022. Attached is the latest version, open access. We consider this syllabus a vernacular version shaped by our inclinations. We invite interested people to create their own versions for independent study, group education, or formal classes. We are teaching sources in English but this is not necessary for fantastic reading lists. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com if you have questions.
The seminar culminated on November 30, 2022, with an open in-person and live-streamed Feminist Theory and Imperialism Conference that included guest presentations by Elena Gapova, Xueping Zhong, Maya Mikdashi, Serene J. Khader, and Françoise Vergès, with commentaries on the theme by Frances Hasso and Anna Krylova. A YouTube recording of the conference may be found here.
The IDSS has established a book award prize that recognizes a work that is an original and outstanding contribution to interdisciplinary studies, broadly defined. Interdisciplinary studies are unique in making conceptual and methodological connections across disciplines, challenging disciplinary orthodoxies, and critically applying research techniques and approaches across multiple disciplines. Given the interconnectedness of our globalized world, researchers need to use techniques and methods inspired by various disciplines to comprehensively address a wider array of transnational events, issues, and challenges.
My latest monograph, Buried in the Red Dirt: Race, Reproduction and Death in Modern Palestine, is published by Cambridge University Press in hardback and as a Creative Commons open access book. It will be published in paperback in 2023 or 2024.
My 2011 monograph study (published by Stanford University Press) examines and explains the rise of family crisis discourse on marriage, sex, and divorce in the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, with wider valence for the region. In addition to addressing informal and formal practices, the book deeply divides into the intersections of governmentality, state law, and Islamic shari`a.
Consuming Desires: Family Crisis and the State in the Middle East by Frances S. Hasso