Jessy Abouarab

Adjunct Professor

Center for Women's and Gender Studies

Office: DM 216B

Phone: 305-348-2408


Jessy Abouarab holds a PhD in International Relations, majoring in foreign policy and security studies in the Middle East, specializing in women’s and gender studies. Her interdisciplinary academic approach is legal-normative, fostering critical thinking about security studies, refugee governance and norm translation through participatory learning methods when probing the nature of questions, issues, materials and problems under study. In addition, as a feminist Middle Eastern scholar and an enthusiastic activist, Abouarab’s non-academic work includes grassroots advocacy and community organizing to increase the power, voice and leadership of marginalized communities in advancing global justice.