Isis Nusair

Occupation: Associate Professor of International Studies & Women’s and Gender Studies

University: Denison University

Organizations: Isis previously served as a researcher on women’s human rights in the Middle East and North Africa at Human Rights Watch and the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network. She also worked at Physicians for Human Rights – Israel.

Isis Nusair earned a bachelors degree in Social Work from Tel-Aviv University, a masters 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; gendered migration; gender and revolution in the Middle East and North Africa; and gender, war and conflict. Isis 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 the Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa. Isis is currently conducting research with Syrian refugees in Germany and completing a book titled Permanent Transients: Iraqi Women Refugees in Jordan and the USA.