• Associate Teaching Professor & MA Program Director
  • Department: Women's and Gender Studies
  • Tel: : 848-932-8417
  • 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

Research Interests

Feminism, post-colonialism and modern-day imperialism, human rights, terrorism.

Biographical Notes

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 BombersNarratives of Violence (2011); Al Qaeda’s Global CrisisThe Islamic State, Takfir, and the Genocide of Muslims(2015); and Women, Violence, and the Islamic StateResurrecting 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 RightsExtra-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."

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