Graduate Associate

Sarah Kaiksow

Sociology, PhD candidate

Sarah Kaiksow is a PhD student in Sociology and a graduate associate in the Law and Public Affairs program. Her research interests include women and gender studies, Middle Eastern studies, Islamic and international law, and political sociology. Her dissertation examines the role of human rights monitoring in intra-society and state-society relations. In 2012, she was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Law and Social Sciences grant for her dissertation fieldwork. Alongside her academic work, Sarah has worked with local NGOs in the Middle East to provide start-up and development support, and has served as a Technical Committee member reviewing grants from the Arab States for the UN WOMEN's Fund for Gender Equality.

Sarah holds a Masters in Socio-Legal Studies from the University of Oxford (Balliol College), a Masters in Arab Studies from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and Bachelors in Sociology and Women's Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


2008 "Subjectivity and Imperial Masculinity: A British Soldier in Dhofar (1968-1970)" Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 4:2, pp. 60-80.