Susana Galán is a PhD Candidate in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She has a BA in Journalism from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), an MA in European Studies from the Europa Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder (Germany), and an MA in Political Analysis from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain). Her research focuses on feminist practices and activism in North Africa, the Middle East and the Gulf. Between 2013 and 2014, Galán worked for Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, where she acted as an assistant editor for the 40th anniversary virtual issue, and co-edited a special issue on “Gendered Bodies in the Protest Sphere.” She has chapters published in the books Freedom Without Permission: Bodies and Space in the Arab Revolutions (Duke University Press, 2016) and Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings (UR, Terreform, 2016) and her work has been featured in the Journal of International Women's Studies, Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research, the Observatori del Conflicte Social, Cairobserver, and Jadaliyya. Her doctoral research examines activist and community responses to public sexual violence in Egypt following the January 25 Revolution.
Excellence Fellowship. Graduate School-New Brunswick, Rutgers University, 2017-2018.
University and Louis Bevier Dissertation Fellowship. Graduate School-New Brunswick, Rutgers University, 2015-2016.
Special Study Opportunity Award of the Graduate School-New Brunswick to attend the summer institute “Feminist Critical Analysis” in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2014.
Summer research grant from the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, to conduct pre-dissertation research in Cairo, Egypt, 2013.
Special Study Opportunity Award of the Graduate School-New Brunswick to attend a summer intensive language course in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic in Cairo, Egypt, 2012.
Excellence Fellowship. Graduate School-New Brunswick, Rutgers University, 2011-2012.
DAAD/La Caixa Fellowship for the completion of a Masters degree in Germany, 2002-2004.