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Loubna Skalli Hanna

Professional affiliation

Visiting Professor, California University, the Washington Center (D.C.)

Full Biography

I am currently teaching International Policy and Development at California University, the Washington Center (D.C.). Prior to this, I taught youth, gender, international development and communication at the School of International Service, the American University. I also developed and taught the "Youth in the Global South" course at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. My research is grounded in the interdisciplinary tradition and examines issues at the intersection of development, politics, gender, youth, culture and communication,. My regional expertise is in the Middle East and North Africa. Before moving to the U.S. in 2003, I was associate professor at Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra.

I have published extensively in academic journals including Gender and Society, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Journal of Middle East Women Studies, Journal of Culture and Communication in the Middle East, and Alternatives: Global, Local, Political. I have numerous book chapters and contrinutions to the Award-Winning Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women. I authored 2 books and am working on the next one for Columbia University Press.

I am the co-editor of a new book series, Gender and Activism, for Roman and Littlefield’s Lexington Books. I am also launching a new book series with Palgrave Macmillan, Communication, Culture and Gender in MENA.

An active member of international organizations, I served on the Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Chair “Women and their Rights” (Morocco) and I consulted with numerous development agencies including USAID, World Learning,U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of State.

I am a recipient of numerous awards including the Fulbright Scholarship and American Consortium on European Union Studies.

I received my MA in Cultural/Social Anthropology from Essex University, UK, and PhD from The Pennsylvania State University.

I speak/write and read: Arabic, French, English