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Major Positions

Professor of Sociology, Hunter College and City University of New York.
Consultant on Gender issues to UNDP, UNESCO.

Major Accomplishments

Dr. Marnia Lazreg is a professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from New York University. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Bunting Institute (Harvard University), the Pembroke Center for Research and Teaching on Women (Brown University), the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (Italy), and the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton).

In 2017, Lazreg was a Distinguished Fellow of the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate Center. In 2018, she received an award for “outstanding achievements and contribution to community empowerment” from the Society of Foreign Consuls in New York in celebration of Women’s International Day. She carried out research and published in the areas of human rights, social class inequality, cultural movements, colonial history, development, and gender in the Middle East and North Africa. Her work has appeared in translation in several foreign languages.

She is a frequent lecturer at universities in the United States and around the world, and occasionally a contributor to radio and television programs. In addition to her academic work, she served as consultant with the United Nations Development Program and organized gender and development workshops in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in China, North Korea and Vietnam. She also held a position as gender coordinator for Europe and Central Asia at the World Bank. She is the author of numerous articles, essays, monographs, and books. Her books include The Eloquence of Silence: Algerian Women in Question (1996), Torture and the Twilight of Empire: From Algiers to Baghdad (2008), and Questioning the Veil: Open Letters to Muslim Women (2010).

Last modified: 01/09/2019

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