International Affairs from Georgetown University (1986) and a PhD in Sociology from The American University (1995). Her areas of expertise include sociology of law, law and society, international and global studies, and political sociology. Her research interests include human rights, international law, torture, war and conflict. Her first book, Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza (University of California Press, 2005), is a sociological study of law and conflict in Israel/Palestine. She is currently working on a book about anti-torture lawyering in the United States in the post-9/11 period.
Hajjar's teaching areas include sociology of law, political sociology, social movements, global and international sociology, and topical courses relating to war and conflict.
officeSocial Sciences and Media Studies Bldg 3018
office hoursNot teaching Fall
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