Dr. Ghassan Moussawi

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Assistant Professor of Sociology
Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Asst. Professor of LAS Global Studies

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • Wednesdays, 11:30-1:00 or by appointment

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Gender; Sexualities; Race and Ethnicity; Global and Transnational Sociology; Urban Studies; Queer Theory; Postcolonial Theory; Feminist Theory and Methods; Social Movements; Qualitative and Interpretive Methods

Education

  • Ph.D., Rutgers University

Distinctions / Awards

  • Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University, 2015
  • Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies, 2014
  • Graduate Fellowship at the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University, 2014-15
  • Harry C. Bredemeier Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, 2014
  • Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)

Courses

  • SOC 225: Race and Ethnicity
  • SOC 396: Sexuality and Society
  • SOC 596: Gender and Sexuality

Publications

Book Contributions


  • "[reprint] Not ‘Straight’ but Still a ‘Man’: Negotiating Non-Heterosexual Masculinities in Beirut." Introducing the New Sexuality Studies (3rd edition) . . Ed. Steven Seidman and Nancy Fischer. Routledge, 2016. 152-159.

  • "Not ‘Straight’ but Still a ‘Man’: Negotiating Non-Heterosexual Masculinities in Beirut." Introducing the New Sexuality Studies (2nd edition). . Ed. Steven Seidman , Nancy Fischer, and Chet Meeks. Routledge, 2011. 159-165.

Journal Articles

  • "Queer exceptionalism and exclusion: Cosmopolitanism and inequalities in ‘gay-friendly’ Beirut." The Sociological Review (2017):
  • "(Un) critically Queer Organizing: Towards a More Complex Analysis of LGBTQ Organizing in Lebanon." Sexualities 18.5-6 (2015): 593-617.
  • "Queering Beirut, the Paris of the Middle East: Fractal Orientalism and Essentialized Masculinities in Gay Travelogues." Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 20.7 (2013): 858-875.