Department of Women's and Gender Studies

Asma M. Abdel Halim List of Publications


Abdel Halim, Asma M. 2006. Sudanese women in the United States: the double problem of gender and culture. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press.

Chapters in Books

¨           Gendered Justice: women and Criminal Law in the Sudan. In Oette, Lutz. Criminal Law Reform and Transitional Justice : Human Rights Perspectives for Sudan, International and Comparative Criminal Justice. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011. Forthcoming Nov. 11.

¨           Sudanese Women Writing Their Status in African women: A political economy. Edited by Meredeth Turshen. 2010

¨           Women Gender and Sexual Harassment: Sub-Saharan Africa: Sudan. Section in the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Culture Vol. 3. Edited by Suad Joseph, 377-379. Leiden: Brill, 2005.

¨           Section on Sudan in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide. Edited by Aili Mari Tripp, 437-454. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.

¨           Questioning the tradition: female circumcision in the Sudan : co-author Rogaia Abusharaf. in African women’s health. Edited by Meredeth Turshen, 125-143. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2000.

¨           Reconciling the Opposites: Equal but Subordinate, in Religious Fundamentalisms and the human rights of women. Edited by Courtney Howland, 203-213. New York: St. Martins Press. 1999.

¨           Attack with a Friendly Weapon, in What women do during war time. Edited by Meredeth Turshen, 85-100. London & NY: Zed Books, 1999.

¨           Rituals and angels: a case study of female circumcision in the Sudan, in From Basic Needs to Basic Rights, Edited by Margaret Schuler, 249-266. Washington DC: The Institute of Women Law and Development. 1995.

¨           Challenges to the application of international women's human rights in The Sudan, in Human Rights of Women: National and International Perspectives. Edited by Rebecca Cook, University of Pennsylvania Press. 1994.

¨           Violence against women: a human rights issue, in Claiming our place. Edited by Margaret Schuler, 27-31. Washington DC: The Institute for Women Law and Development. 1993.

¨           Claiming Our Bodies and Our Rights: Female Circumcision in the Sudan, in Freedom from Violence: Women's Strategies from Around the World, Edited by Margaret Schuler, 141-156.Washington DC: OEF International, 1991.


2011. A Home for Obedience: Masculinity in Personal Status for Muslims Law. Hawwa Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World 9 (2011) 1–22.

2009. Women’s Organisations Seeking Gender Justice in the Sudan 1964–1985. Review of African Political Economy. 121:389-407.

2007. From Bagadadji to Abu Hashim. Review of African Political Economy. 34:14, 719-725.

¨           August, 2006. Co-authored with Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na`im. Rights-Based Approach to Philanthropy for Social Justice in Islamic Societies. gather Center Publications. Cairo, Egypt: American University.  

¨           2004. Constitutionalization of Women’s Rights. Kampala Declaration: Prospects of Constitutional Arrangements in Sudan. Kampala, Cairo, Egypt: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.

¨           2002. The Time is Now, in The Sudanese Human Rights Quarterly, No. 14, October.,

¨           1994.Tools of Suppression: in the Human rights of African women, Center for women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University,

Reviewing and Editorship

¨           Guest co-Editor of the annual international issue of Ahfad Journal. Vol. 23 Issue 2 Dec. 2006. Available at EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete.

¨           Editor of Awaken: a quarterly newsletter on Female circumcision issued by Equality Now, New York, NY, 1997-1998.

Short Essays

¨           2005. What intellectuals do in Peace Time, ACAS Bulletin, Summer, 16-18.

¨           2004. Fear of flying, Acas Bulletin, Winter, p.26.

¨           1998. The Uprooted and the Forgotten. ACAS Bulletin Winter/Spring No. 50/51: 16-15.

¨           1997. Education as a Basic Human Right, in Democracy in Education, 6-8. Ohio University.

Book Reviews

¨           Review of Women and Muslim Family Laws in Arab States: A Comparative Overview of Textual Development and Advocacy, by Lynn Welchman. The Middle East Journal, , 62: 4, 728-729. Autumn 2008

¨           Review of Islam and Social Policy by Stephen P. Heyneman, ed. Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, 1:3, 127-130. Summer 2005.

¨           Review of Blood, land and sex: legal and political pluralism in Eritrea, By Lyda Favali and Roy Pateman. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Boston University, 37:2, 2004.

Sibling Rivalries: A review of the book: The politics of liberation in South Sudan: an insider's view, P.A. Nyaba. Kampala, Uganda, 1999.
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