Program Dates, Times & Details

Session Dates

Session I: July 6 – 31, 2020
Duration: 4 weeks
Live (Synchronous) Session Times: Mondays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. EST
Cost: $344
Course Number: 72721

Dates & Deadlines  Registration Information

Course Description:

This advanced seminar provides an in depth and focused study of key issues pertaining to the study of gender in the Middle East. The course maps women’s rights movements, queer mobilizations, and minority activisms across a variety of social, political, and geographic scales. It provides a critical understanding of dominant and prevailing issues shaping the field of Middle East Studies. Through careful study and analysis of the politics of sex, gender, and sexuality, the course provides an overview of the various debates, tensions, and transformations underpinning past and ongoing shifts and changes in power dynamics, relations, and social structures in the region.

Program & Technology Requirements

Required Technology

  • Reliable internet access
  • Minimally, a laptop with webcam and audio. (Best would be a monitor connected to laptop or desktop)


Dr. Dana M. Olwan

Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

Dana Olwan is an assistant professor and the director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Syracuse University. Her work focuses on gendered and sexual violence, feminist solidarities, and anti-colonial struggles She is completing her first book manuscript, Circular Discourses: Gendered Violence and the Transnational Politics of the ‘Honor’ Crime (Under contract with the University of Ohio Press). She has experience living and working in the Middle East, including academic teaching and research conducted in Jordan, Palestine and Qatar. She enjoys teaching and getting students excited about feminism, justice, and social change.