Faculty Profiles

Lisa Hajjar
Ph.D., The American University
Research Interests

Lisa Hajjar is a professor of sociology at the University of California – Santa Barbara, with courtesy appointments in Global and International Studies, and Middle East Studies. She has an MA in Arab Studies with a concentration in International Affairs from Georgetown University (1986) and a PhD in Sociology from The American University (1995). She held a distinguished visiting appointment as the Edward Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut in 2014 – 2015, and served as the director of the Alwaleed Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at AUB in 2015 – 2016. Hajjar’s publications include Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza (University of California Press, 2005) and Torture: A Sociology of Violence and Human Rights (Routledge 2013). She is currently working on a book tentatively titled The War in Court: The Legal Campaign against US Torture in the “War on Terror.” Her work focuses mainly on issues relating to law and conflict, military courts and occupations, human rights and international law, and torture and targeted killing.

Teaching Areas

Political Sociology (131)

Sociology of Law (173, 239)

Sociology of Human Rights (173R)

Sociology of Law and Conflict (179)

Course Listing

Contact Information

Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg 3018
office hours
Crash Policy

Students who wish to be added to a waitlist for my course(s) can send  me an email message with "waitlist" and the NUMBER of the coures(s) in  the subject line. Any request that does not include this information  in the subject line will not be added to the waitlist. I will add  names in the order in which I received messages. I will distribute add  codes on a space-available basis after the quarter has begun.