Georgetown University Gender+ Justice Initiative
Dr. Melyssa Haffaf is responsible for envisioning, designing, coordinating and implementing the mission and programs of G+JI. She also teaches in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and French Department.
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), France, African diasporas, gender, queer, feminist theory, postcolonial literatures, violence, migration and transnational studies. She is a decolonial feminist who is passionate and committed to gender justice and equity.
PHD: Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Studies with a focus on Gender Studies (University of Miami)
BA: Sociology and Philosophy (University of Paris IV – Sorbonne)