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Staff Profile

Professor Shireen Hassim

QualificationsBAHons, MA, PhD
Phone 0117174364
Organisational Unit Political Studies

Shireen Hassim is Professor of Politics and her research interests are in the area of feminist theory and politics, social movements and collective action, the politics of representation and affirmative action, and social policy. She is the author of Women’s Organizations and Democracy in South Africa: Contesting Authority (2006), and The ANC Women’s League: Sex, Gender and Politics (2014).

She is co-editor of No Shortcuts to Power: Women and Policymaking in Africa (2003); Gender and Social Policy in a Global Context (2006) and Go Home or Die Here: Xenophobia, Violence and the Reinvention of Difference in South Africa.

She leads a major project on Governing Intimacies: Sexualities, gender and states in the postcolonial world, funded by the AW Mellon Foundation.