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Galán, Susana

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B.A. in Journalism, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, 2001

M.A. in European Studies, Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany, 2005

M.A. in Political Analysis, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain, 2011

Research interests

Women's situation in North Africa and the Middle East, sexual harassment, cyberpolitics, personal blogs.

Biographical Notes

Susana Galán is a Ph.D. student in Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She is a graduate research assistant at Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Profoundly interdisciplinary, her background is in Journalism and Political Science. Her academic career started in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), where Galán completed her BA in Journalism in 2000. After graduating, she worked as a journalist in the newspaper El Periódico de Catalunya. In 2002, she received a scholarship to complete an MA in European Studies at the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder (Germany) and moved to Berlin, where she was active in several internet projects with a focus on peace, women, ecology and global justice. She worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Political Science at Viadrina University. From 2006 to 2010 she lived in Tangiers, where she worked in the field of international co-operation. In June 2011, she earned an MA in Political Analysis from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain) and completed a thesis on the narratives of female personal bloggers during the Egyptian uprisings (January-March 2011). Before starting her doctoral studies at Rutgers, Galán was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University. Her current research focuses on street sexual harassment and assault in post-Mubarak Egypt and women’s collective resistance and activism against sexual violence online and offline.

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