Frances Susan Hasso

Frances Susan Hasso

Associate Professor of Sociology

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 Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.


I am an Associate Professor in the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke with a secondary appointment in the Sociology Department and an affiliate appointment in the Duke Middle East Studies Center. 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 an Editor of the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015-2018) with miriam cooke and Banu Gökariskel. I have been a Rockefeller fellow, SSRC/ACLS fellow and Columbia University Visiting Fellow. My research has additionally been supported by the SSRC, National Science Foundation, American Sociological Association, Woodrow Wilson National National Fellowship Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Palestinian American Research Center (Ford, Rockefeller, and U.S. Department of Education), the Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (Leiden), Duke Islamic Studies Center (Carnegie Corporation of NY) grants, The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment, and a Duke Arts & Sciences Faculty Committee Research Grant. See my personal website for publication details.

Education & Training

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

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. “Deconstructing Sexuality in the Middle East: Challenges and Discourses.” Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, vol. 39, no. 1, SAGE Publications, Jan. 2010, pp. 47–48. Crossref, doi:10.1177/0094306109356659w. Full Text

Abu-Lughod, L., et al. “Overview: Engaging the Arab Human Development Report 2005 on Women.” International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 41, no. 1, May 2009, pp. 59–60. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0020743808090107. Full Text

Hasso, F. S. “Empowering governmentalities rather than women: The Arab Human Development Report 2005 and western development logics.” International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 41, no. 1, May 2009, pp. 63–82. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0020743808090120. Full Text Open Access Copy

Hasso, F. S. “'Culture Knowledge' and the Violence of Imperialism: Revisiting The Arab Mind.” Mit Electronic Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 7, no. Spring, 2007, pp. 24–40. Open Access Copy

Hasso, Frances S. “Book Review: Geographies of Muslim Women: Gender, Religion, and Space.” Gender & Society, vol. 20, no. 6, SAGE Publications, Dec. 2006, pp. 826–28. Crossref, doi:10.1177/0891243206292857. Full Text

Hasso, F. S. “Discursive and political deployments by/of the 2002 Palestinian women suicide bombers/martyrs.” Feminist Review, no. 81, Nov. 2005, pp. 23–51. Scopus, doi:10.1057/ Full Text Open Access Copy

Hasso, F. S. “Problems and promise in Middle East and North Africa gender research.” Feminist Studies, vol. 31, no. 3, Jan. 2005, pp. 653–78. Manual, doi:10.2307/20459056. Full Text

Hasso, F. “Women and gender in early Jewish and Palestinian nationalism.” Middle East Journal, vol. 58, no. 1, MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE, Dec. 2004, pp. 163–64.