Melyssa Haffaf

Program Director

Georgetown Gender+ Justice Initiative


Dr. Melyssa Haffaf is responsible for envisioning, designing, coordinating and implementing the mission and programs of G+JI. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University.

Dr. Haffaf holds a Bachelor Degree in Sociology and Philosophy from the University of Paris IV – La Sorbonne and a Doctorate in Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Studies with a focus on Gender Studies from the University of Miami. Dr. Haffaf possesses over a decade of experience in higher education, she previously was the Director of Undergraduate Studies and an Academic Advisor for the Modern Languages & Literatures Department at the University of Miami. She also taught French, Spanish, French/Francophone Literatures as well as Gender and Islamic Studies courses. Her research interests include: North Africa and Middle East regions, gender, queer and feminist theory, postcolonial literatures, violence and terrorism, migration and transnational studies, and Islamic studies. She is a feminist who is passionate and committed to gender justice and equity.

Degrees:

PHD: Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Studies with a focus on Gender Studies (University of Miami)

BA: Sociology and Philosophy (University of Paris IV – Sorbonne)