Anwar Mahajna


Dr. Anwar Mhajne is currently a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Stonehill College. She is a political scientist specializing in international relations and comparative politics with a focus on gender and politics. 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 Politics, The Conversation, Times of Israel, Haaretz, Middle East Eye, +972 Magazine, Quartz, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, among others.


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