AMEWS Association for Middle East Women's Studies

Standing Committees

AMEWS members may be asked (and are welcome to volunteer) to serve on various standing committees. The AMEWS President and the Secretary are ex-officio members of all committees and may create additional committees as is necessary.

Current committees include:

Publications Committee
Hanadi Al-Samman, University of Virginia
Suad Joseph, University of California, Davis
Sondra Hale, University of California, Los Angeles
Nancy Gallagher, University of California, Santa Barbara
Fida Adely, Georgetown University
Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS
Louise Cainkar, Marquette University

AMEWS Book Award Committee
2020 Members:
Nadje al-Ali, Brown University
Karl Schaefer, Drake University
Hind Ahmed Zaki, University of Connecticut

2019 Members:
Hanadi Al-Samman, University of Virginia (Chair)
Ellen McLarney, Duke University
Rebecca Joubin, Davidson College

2018 Members:
miriam cooke, Duke University (Chair)
Hanan Hammad, Texas Christian Uinversity
Amira Jarmakani, San Diego State University

2017 Members:
Sherine Hafez, UC Riverside
Amy Kallander, Syracuse University
Alessandra Gonzalez, University of Chicago

2016 Members:
Fida Adely, Georgetown University
Nawar Golley, American University in Sharjah

2015 Members:
Nancy Gallagher, UC Santa Barbara
Nicola Pratt, Warwick University
Azza Basarudin, UCLA

AMEWS Program Committee
2019 Members (Joint Committee with AMEA, AMECYS, AASA)
Sami Hermez, Northwestern University in Qatar (AMEA)
Heidi Morrison, University of Wisconsin, Las Crosse (AMECYS)
Dylan Baun, University of Alabama, Huntsville (AMECYS)
Amira Jarmakani, San Diego State University (AASA/AMEWS)
Louise Cainkar, Marquette University (ex officio)
Angie Abdelmonem, Arizona State University (ex officio)

2018 Members:
Rita Stephen, Georgetown University (Chair)
Rawan Arar, University of California, San Diego
Oznur Alturk
Angie Abdelmonem, Arizona State University (ex-officio)
Louise Cainkar, Marquette University (ex-officio)

AMEWS Nomination Committee
2019 Members:
Helen Rizzo, American University in Cairo
Amira Jarmakani, San Diego State Unviersity
Jennifer Olmsted, Wayne State University

2018 Members:
Mounira Charrad, University of Texas, Austin
Fatima Sadiqi, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University
Lilia Labidi, Wilson Center

AMEWS Oral History Project
Nancy Gallagher, UC Santa Barbara (Co-Chair)
Sondra Hale, UCLA (Co-Chair)
miriam cooke, Duke University
Amaney Jamal, Princeton
Ellen McLarney, Duke University
Hanadi Al-Samman, University of Virginia
Soha Bayoumi, Harvard

AMEWS Graduate Student Outreach Committee
Suad Joseph, University of California, Davis (Chair)
Helen Rizzo, American University in Cairo
Rita Stephen, Georgetown University
Rana Sharif, University of California Los Angeles
Esraa Al-Muftah, Qatar University
Angie Abdelmonem, Arizona State University

Sexual Harassment Task Force
Hanadi Al-Samman, University of Virginia
Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS
Hoda El-Sadda, Cairo University
Louise Cainkar, Marquette University
Angie Abdelmonem, Arizona State University
Hasnaa Mokhtar, Clark University

Human Rights Task Force
Nancy Gallagher, UC Santa Barbara (Chair)
Sondra Hale, University of California Los Angeles (Co-Chair)
Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS
Anita Fabos, Clark University
Hanadi Al-Samman, University of Virginia
Hind Ahmed Zaki, University of Washington
Angie Abdelmonem, Arizona State University

Human Rights Task Force’s Mandate
The Committee on Human Rights and Academic Freedom (CHRAF) of the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS) supports the application of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to all individuals in the Middle East and elsewhere. The Committee takes as its specific mandate women’s human rights, the right to sexual and reproductive freedom, the right to free choice in marriage, the right to education and work, freedom of movement and residence, freedom of association and assembly, and the academic freedom of women members of the academic community

The Committee receives information on possible infringements of these universal rights, researches them, and coordinates responses with other professional and human rights organizations. All decisions to act are taken by consensus. Usually members communicate by email and at the annual meeting. Given the limitations of time, only the most high profile of human rights violations within the Committee’s mandate can be considered. Members of the committee will write letters to the appropriate authorities. All letters will be posted to the AMEWS website.

The President of AMEWS upon the recommendation of the Board of Directors appoints the chair and members of the Committee. The Committee consists of six members, and the President of AMEWS, ex-officio. Members serve for a term of three years.