• Bio:

    Marnia Lazreg is Professor of sociology at Hunter College and at the CUNY Graduate Center. A recognized scholar of human rights, she has written extensively about French colonialism in North Africa, in particular Algeria, on the use of torture and on women in Islam. The recipient of several prestigious fellowships, she has been a resident scholar at the Bunting Institute (Radcliffe-Harvard University); the Pembroke Center for Research and Teaching on Women (Brown University); the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (Italy); and the Institute for Advanced Study ( Princeton). Professor Lazreg’s most recent books include: Torture and the Twilight of Empire: from Algiers to Baghdad; and Questioning the Veil: Open Letters to Muslim Women. Professor Lazreg appears frequently on radio and television programs in Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

  • Recent Publications:

    Torture and the Twilight of Empire: From Algiers to Baghdad

  • Current Projects:

    Lazreg has just completed a manuscript on “Twilight of Empire, Torture and Identity” that will be published by Princeton University Press.

  • Research Areas: Gender and Sexuality, Islam, Sociology