Hajjar has an MA in Arab Studies with a concentration in 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. She is the author of Courting Conflict:
The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza (University
of California Press, 2005) and Torture: A Sociology of Violence and
Human Rights (Routledge, 2012). She is currently working on a book about
anti-torture lawyering in the United States in the post-9/11 period. She will be the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut in 2014-2015.
Hajjar's teaching areas include sociology of law, political sociology, social movements, global and international sociology, and topical courses relating to war and conflict.
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