Associate Teaching Professor & MA Program Director
Women's and Gender Studies
Office: RDJC, Rm. 201
B.A. Johns Hopkins University, 1993
M.L.A. University of Pennsylvania, 2000
M.A. Comparative Literature, Rutgers University, 2003
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Rutgers University, 2005
Feminism, post-colonialism and modern-day imperialism, human rights, terrorism.
Julie Rajan is Associate Teaching Professor and Director of the Masters Program in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University-NB; and a member of the Affiliate Faculty and Director of the Undergraduate Program in The Program in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University-NB. Her research interests include: women’s human rights; women and violence in conflict; colonial, post-colonial, and modern-day imperialisms; and terrorism and resistance. Her monographs include: Women Suicide Bombers: Narratives of Violence (2011); Al Qaeda’s Global Crisis: The Islamic State, Takfir, and the Genocide of Muslims(2015); and Women, Violence, and the Islamic State: Resurrecting the Caliphate through Femicide (forthcoming 2021). She has co-edited and edited a number of collections and special issues, including: Violence and Gender in the Globalized World (2008); Human Rights in Postcolonial India (2016); and The United States, Security, and Human Rights: Extra-Ordinary ‘Justice’ in the Post-9/11 Era, Special Issue for The Security Journal (March 2015).
Click here to read Rutgers - Focus review published in April 2012 on Julie Rajan's new book "Women Suicide Bombers: Narratives of Violence."