Anwar Mahajna


Dr. Anwar Mhajne is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stonehill College. She is a political scientist specializing in international relations and comparative politics with a focus on gender and politics. She is a cofounding member of the Center for Progressive Security. Her current research is at the intersection of gender, religion, and Middle Eastern politics. Dr. Mhajne focuses on how Islamic beliefs and institutions in the Middle East structure Muslim women’s political understandings, agencies, and opportunities at local, national and international levels. Due to her political science and interdisciplinary training in gender politics, international relations, and comparative politics, Dr. Mhajne's research strengths lie in the following areas: Feminist International Relations and Security Studies; Democratization; Governance and Institutions; Civil Society and Activism; Political Islam; Middle East; Gender Politics; Social Movements; and Regime Change. Dr.Mhajne's work has been featured in The International Feminist Journal of PoliticsPolitical Research Quarterly The ConversationTimes of Israel (x1), Haaretz (x1x1), Middle East Eye (x1), +972 Magazine (x1x1), QuartzThe Defense Post, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

At Stonehill College, Dr. Mhajne is teaching Global Security Studies, Political Science Research Methods, US Foreign Policy, Political Islam, Terror, state and Society, and International Politics. Dr. Mhajne has recently been elected as Member-at-Large on the executive committee of the International Studies Association Women’s Caucus (WCIS). 


  • B.Med Lab Sc., Ben Gurion University
  • M.A., Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Cincinnati