Receiving Faculty Excellence Award from Provost Scott Coltrane, December 2013

Standing beside two recent co-edited books at Saeed Book Bank, Islamabad, August 2014


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Anita M. Weiss
Professor, Department of International Studies
    (Participating Faculty in Asian Studies, PPPM,
      Religious Studies, & Sociology)
5206 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5206   USA
(541) 346-3245; FAX: (541) 346-5041

Winter 2020 office hours: Tuesdays 11 am - 1 pm, and by appointment

Ph.D. (Sociology), University of California at Berkeley (1983)
M.A. (Sociology), University of California at Berkeley (1976)
B.A. (Sociology & South Asian Studies), Rutgers University (1975)
Special Certificate in Asian Studies Award, Rutgers University (1975)

Summary of Interests
Culture and Development in Pakistan; Social Change and Political Transformations in Pakistan; Comparative International Development; Development and Human Rights; Gender and International Development; Political Islam; Religion and Social Change; Sociology of South Asia; Women, Legal Reform and Social Change in the Muslim World

Courses and Seminars

INTL 422/522: Aid to Developing Countries Spring 2019

INTL 423/ 523: Development and the Muslim World  

INTL 640: Gender Analysis in Development Planning Special Graduate Reading seminar last taught in Spring 2017

INTL 421/ 521: Gender and International Development  Now being taught by Yvonne Braun

INTL 448/ 548: Bollywood's Lens on Indian Society  Fall 2019


INTL 399 Islam and Global Forces Fall 2015

INTL 399 Pakistan & Afghanistan: Connecting the Problems and the Solutions Taught in Summer 2012

INTL 407/507 Militant Islam Fall 2019

INTL 656 Proseminar: Research & Writing in International Studies (IS graduate students only) no longer being taught

INTL 607 Graduate Core Seminar (IS graduate students only)

INTL 442/ 542: South Asia : Development and Social Change Spring 2019

INTL 407/507 Women's Movements around the World (formerly taught in summer)


Recent Fellowships and Awards

Conference Presentations

Selected Professional Service

Recent Public Talks


This page updated January 23, 2020