Dina M Siddiqi joined ESS as a Visiting Professor. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She obtained her B.A. degree from Wellesley College, Massachusetts, where she double majored in Anthropology and Economics. Currently she is a visiting professor of Anthropology at ESS.
Dr. Siddiqi’s extensive publications in international peer reviewed journals cover a broad spectrum: Islam and transnational feminism; gender justice and non-state dispute resolution systems; nationalism; human rights; and women in the garment industry. A specialist on feminist and gender studies in South Asia, she serves on the editorial board of Routledge’s Women in Asia Publication Series. She is a referee for Modern Asian Studies, Feminist Economics, the Journal of Refugee Studies and South Asia, among other journals. Dr. Siddiqi is currently completing a book length manuscript entitled Women in Question: Gender, Nation and Islam in Bangladesh.
Dr. Siddiqi brings with her considerable teaching experience. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Pennsylvania, the New School for Social Research and Bryn Mawr College. She coordinated the MA program on Gender and Feminist Studies at the New School. She has a long association with Columbia University, where she has co-taught courses with renowned anthropologist Lila Abu-Lughod and the historian Janaki Bakhle. She has taught at Columbia’s Institute for Research on Woman and Gender, the South Asia Institute and the School for International and Public Affairs (SIPA).