Shireen Hassim

AboutShireen Hassim

Shireen Hassim is Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and African Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa. She is also Visiting Professor at WiSER, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She has written and edited several books including No Shortcuts to Power: Women and Policymaking in Africa, and Go Home or Die Here: Violence, Xenophobia and the Politics of Difference in South Africa. Women’s Organisations and Democracy: Contesting Authority won the Victoria Shuck Award for Best Book in Women and Politics from the American Political Science Association. Her most recent book was an archival recuperation of the work of the South African sociologist, Fatima Meer. She is a Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa.