Sara Hassani

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:

Phillips Memorial Library 237


Ph.D. - Politics New School for Social Research

Brief Biography:

Sara Hassani is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies at Providence College. Her research concerns feminist, intersectional, and critical theories of gender, agency, state, policing, resistance, and protest, with a particular focus on the relationships between gender, self-destructive, and political forms of violence. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Central Asian Survey and International Feminist Journal of Politics as well as appeared in outlets like The Huffington Post.

She completed her PhD at the New School for Social Research where she was a University in Exile Fellow and an American Council of Learned Societies and Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellow. She also holds an MPhil in Politics from the NSSR and an MA in Political Studies from the University of Ottawa.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Political theory, critical theory, feminist theory, intersectionality, political violence, policing, resistance, self-destructive violence, biopolitics, necropolitics, gender, and Central Asian politics.