Amal Hassan Fadlalla

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Amal Hassan Fadlalla

Associate Professor of Women's Studies, Afro-American and African Studies, and Anthropology

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Women's Studies
  • About

    Scholarly Interests: Gender, transnationalism, health, reproduction, identity, poverty, and population and development, and the situation of such analyses in gender dynamics, social inequalities, cultural worldviews, and local and global political economies (Africa, the Middle East, and the Diaspora).

    Biography: Amal Hassan Fadlalla teaches on global perspectives on gender, health, and reproduction, and on gender, diaspora, and transnationalism.  Her recent publications appear in Urban Anthropology,  volume 38 (1), Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, volume 12(2)  and in the School for Advanced Research edited volume New Landscapes of Inequality:  Neoliberalism and the Erosion of Democracy in America.  Dr. Hassan Fadlalla's book, Embodying Honor: Fertility, Foreignness, and Regeneration in Eastern Sudan was published by the University of Wisconsin Press.  She is currently working with Howard Stein on an edited volume tentatively titled "Gendered Insecurities:  Neoliberalism, health and development in Africa," and a new book project is based on current fieldwork with Sudanese in the Diaspora.


    "State of Vulnerability and Humanitarian Visibility on the Verge of Sudan's Secession: Lubna's Pants and Transnational Politics of Rights and Dissent."  Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Vol. 37, No. 1, Autumn 2011.  The article is available at

    Gendered Insecurities, Health and Development in Africa, edited with Howard Stein, Routledge.

    "Contested Borders of (in)Humanity: Sudanese Refugees and the Mediation of Suffering and Subaltern Visibilities." Urban Anthropology. Vol 38 (1), 2009.

    Embodying Honor: Fertility, Foreignness, and Regeneration in Eastern Sudan. University of Wisconsin Press, 2007.

    "The Neoliberalization of Compassion:  Darfur and the Mediation of American Faith, Fear and Terror. "   New Landscapes of Inequality: Neoliberalism and the Erosion of Democracy in America. Collins, DiLeonardo and Williams, editors. School for Advanced Research Press, 2008.

    "Modest Women, Deceptive Jinn:  Identity, Alterity, and Disease in Eastern Sudan."  Identities Global Studies in Culture and Power, volume 12(2), 2005

  • Education
    • B.S., University of Khartoum 1986
    • M.S., University of Khartoum
    • Ph.D., Northwestern University 2000
  • Awards
    • David Bell Fellowship at Harvard School of Public Heath: 2000-2002
    • Center for the Development Studies Fellow at University of Bergen 1999-2000
    • Rockefeller African Dissertation Internship Award: 1997-1999