Azza Basarudin

Azza Basarudin is an Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at California State University, Long Beach. She received a Ph.D. in Women’s Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. Basarudin’s research and teaching interests are transnational feminisms, Muslim cultures and societies, and human rights, emphasizing Southeast Asia. She has held visiting positions and fellowships at Harvard Divinity School, Syracuse University, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and the American University in Cairo. The University of California Humanities Research Institute, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the National Science Foundation, among others, have supported her research. Her writings have appeared in journals such as Meridians: Feminism, Race, TransnationalismDepartures in Critical Qualitative Research, Feminist Formations, and Scholar and Feminist Online. Basarudin’s book, Humanizing the Sacred: Sisters in Islam and the Struggle for Gender Justice in Malaysia, was published by the University of Washington Press (2016).