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F. Shaznene Hussain

Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

Couper Hall 105

F. Shaznene Hussain received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Connecticut and her B.A. in political science and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Arkansas. Prior to coming to Hamilton, Shaznene taught at the University of Connecticut, University of Hartford, and Central Connecticut State University and worked as a community education specialist at the Connecticut Fair Housing Center. Her primary research project draws on decolonial, postcolonial, and transnational feminist frameworks to examine the ways in which material and discursive aspects of global political economic relations and international human rights regimes are gendered and racialized. Her work focuses on the relationship between international law, gender, and race in the regulation of transnational land acquisition.

Recent Courses Taught

Gender and Globalization
The Idea of Human Rights
Introduction to International Relations


  • Commendation for Excellence in Teaching, University of Connecticut, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Faculty Appreciation Award, Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes (CPIA) and Office of the Provost, University of Connecticut, 2013

Appointed to the Faculty: 2021

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Connecticut
M.A., University of Connecticut
B.A., University of Arkansas

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