I am a Lecturer in the Sociology and Legal Studies Department at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
My research agenda is concerned with understanding how marginalized people navigate mechanisms of exclusion and inequality, such as stigma, and cultivate inclusion at work and in their intimate lives. With both my research and teaching, I work to decentre and revitalize sociological traditions by emphasizing the global, historical and colonial dimensions of contemporary social practices and relations.
I received my PhD in sociology from the University of Virginia in 2019, before completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) at the University of Toronto.
For a short time, my newest article, "Dead Goat on the runway. Disruptive fusion, affective citizenship and gender," is free to read at this link:
My article on halal dating recently won a Distinguished article award from the Sexualities section of the American Sociological Association.
My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the American Association of University Women and a Fulbright Scholarship.
Follow me on twitter @fauziahusain
My panel presentation, Women, Public Authority and Spectacular Agency at the 65th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) sponsored by the United Nations (UN) can be viewed here
I spoke about police reform on Pakistani News channel TVOne. Watch the episode here