Ghassan Moussawi

 Ghassan Moussawi

Contact Information

3078 Lincoln Hall
702 S Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801
MC-454
Assistant Professor
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Research Interests

  • Transnational Gender and Sexuality Studies; Race and Racialization; Urban Studies; Queer Theory & Queer of Color Critique; Feminist Theory and Methods; Social Movements; Qualitative and Interpretive Methods

Education

  • Ph.D., Rutgers University

Distinctions / Awards

  • Humanities Release Time, University of Illinois, 2018-19
  • Multiracial Democracy Grant, University of Illinois, 2018
  • Honorable Mention for Best Faculty Research, Institute for Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, 2018
  • Faculty Partner in Excellence Award, LGBT Resource Center, University of Illinois, 2018
  • Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018)
  • 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

Courses

  • SOC 225: Race and Ethnicity
  • SOC 396: Sexuality and Society
  • SOC 596: Gender and Sexuality
  • GWS 580: Queer Theories & Methods

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Queer exceptionalism and exclusion: Cosmopolitanism and inequalities in ‘gay-friendly’ Beirut The Sociological Review 2018.
(Un) critically Queer Organizing: Towards a More Complex Analysis of LGBTQ Organizing in Lebanon Sexualities 18 5-6 2015, p. 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, p. 858-875.

Book Contributions

Not ‘Straight’ but Still a ‘Man’: Negotiating Non-Heterosexual Masculinities in Beirut Introducing the New Sexuality Studies (2nd edition) edited by Steven Seidman, edited by Nancy Fischer, edited by Chet Meeks. Not ‘Straight’ but Still a ‘Man’: Negotiating Non-Heterosexual Masculinities in Beirut Edited by Steven Seidman, Edited by Nancy Fischer, Edited by Chet Meeks, Routledge 2011, p. 159-165.
[reprint] Not ‘Straight’ but Still a ‘Man’: Negotiating Non-Heterosexual Masculinities in Beirut Introducing the New Sexuality Studies (3rd edition) edited by Steven Seidman, edited by Nancy Fischer. [reprint] Not ‘Straight’ but Still a ‘Man’: Negotiating Non-Heterosexual Masculinities in Beirut Edited by Steven Seidman, Edited by Nancy Fischer, Routledge 2016, p. 152-159.

Reviews

Moussawi, Ghassan, and Heba Khalil Sexual States: Governance and the Struggle over the Antisodomy Law in India, by Jyoti Puri Gender & Society 2018.