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Dr. Mounira Charrad





Major Positions

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin.
Non-resident Fellow at the Baker Institute, Rice University.
WPP Advisory Committee Member.

Major Accomplishments

Dr. Mounira Charrad is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas in Austin and a non-resident Fellow at the Baker Institute, Rice University. Charrad received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her book, States and Women's Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco (2001), won several national awards, including the Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association and the Best Book on Politics and History Greenstone Award from the American Political Science Association.
Charrad's articles have appeared in major scholarly journals. She has edited Women Rising: Resistance, Revolution, Reform in the Arab Spring and Beyond, with R. Stephan (New York University Press, forthcoming); Patrimonial Power in the Modern World (with J. Adams, 2011), Patrimonial Capitalism and Empire (with J. Adams, 2015); Women’s Agency: Silences and Voices (2010); and Femmes, Culture et Societe au Maghreb (with R. Bourqia & N. Gallagher, 1996). Her current research considers secularism and women's activism at the eve of the Arab Spring in Tunisia.

Last modified: 01/09/2019

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