Professor, Anthropology, Women's and Gender Studies, and Afroamerican and African Studies
Amal Hassan Fadlalla is Professor of Anthropology, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Afroamerican and African studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research interests and teaching focus on global issues and perspectives related to gender, health, reproduction, diaspora, transnationalism, population, development, and human rights and humanitarianism. She holds a B.Sc. and Masters degree in Anthropology from the University of Khartoum, Sudan (1985,1992), and a PhD from Northwestern University, United States (2000).
She is the author of Branding Humanity: Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence and Global Citizenship (Stanford University Press, 2019) and Embodying Honor: Fertility, Foreignness, and Regeneration in Eastern Sudan (The University of Wisconsin Press, 2007). She is also the co-editor of the the Humanity Journal Issue: Human Rights and Humanitarianism in Africa (Volume 7, No. 1, Spring 2016) and the book, Gendered Insecurities, Health and Development in Africa (Routledge, 2012). Some of her other publications appear in: Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power (2006), Urban Anthropology (2009), Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (2011); the School for Advanced Research (SAR) advance seminar series co-edited volume: New Landscapes of Inequality: Neoliberalism and the Erosion of Democracy in America (2008), the edited volume Veiling in Africa (Indiana University Press, 2012), the co-edited volume Digital Imaginaries in Africa (Senegal/Kerber, fc. 2021), and in the Michigan Humanities Collaboratory's edited volume: High Stakes: Being Human During COVID (University of Michigan Press, fc. 2021).
As part of her commitment to Engaged Anthropology and public scholarship, Professor Amal Hassan Fadlalla has also written short articles for various media blogs and has given interviews to various popular media outlets, including BBC, Aljazeera, and NPR.
Professor Amal Hassan Fadlalla is the recipient of many prestigious awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Population Council, Harvard Population and Development Center, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the Human Rights and Humanity awards from the University of Michigan, and the in-residence Mercator Fellowship (supported by the German Research Foundation) at the Department of Anthropology and Philosophy, University of Halle, Germany.
Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies; Global Islamic Studies Center; Program in International and Comparative Studies; Donia Human Rights Center
Three Most Recent
Branding Humanity on Ufahamu, eps.121: https://ufahamuafrica.com/tag/podcast/
MeneliQue Magazine: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.menelique.com/decolonizza-questo/&source=gmail&ust=1626196747098000&usg=AFQjCNGZ5nbsDGn8TNzQf5tN63xKtxPhMg,
BBC Interview: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w172x7d1t25rd69;
Aljazeera (citation): https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2019/8/25/the-diaspora-is-key-in-helping-stabilise-a-better-sudan