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Faculty Profile

Mireille Rebeiz

(she/her/hers)Assistant Professor of French & Francophone and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies (2018)

Contact Information

Bosler Hall Room 218


Mireille Rebeiz received her doctorate in Francophone Studies from Florida State University in 2012. She has a master’s degree in International Law and Human Rights from Université de Rouen in France, and a bachelor’s degree in law from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon. She came to Dickinson College in 2018. She has held faculty positions at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and Stony Brook University in New York. Her recent book, “Gendering Civil War. Francophone Women’s Writing in Lebanon” (Edinburgh University Press, 2022) examines French-language narratives published between the 1970s and the present day by Lebanese women writers focusing on the Lebanese civil war of 1975-1991. In addition to her book, Professor Rebeiz published several articles in French and English. Her teaching and research focus on women’s, gender, and sexuality issues in armed conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa.


  • B.A., Université Saint-Joseph Jésuite, Lebanon, 1999
  • M.A., Université de Rouen, France, 2004
  • Ph.D., Florida State University, 2012

2021-2022 Academic Year

Fall 2021

WGSS 100 Intro to WGSS
This course offers an introduction to central concepts, questions and debates in gender and sexuality studies from US, Women of Color, queer and transnational perspectives. Throughout the semester we will explore the construction and maintenance of norms governing sex, gender, and sexuality, with an emphasis on how opportunity and inequality operate through categories of race, ethnicity, class, ability and nationality. After an introduction to some of the main concepts guiding scholarship in the field of feminist studies (the centrality of difference; social and political constructions of gender and sex; representation; privilege and power; intersectionality; globalization; transnationalism), we will consider how power inequalities attached to interlocking categories of difference shape key feminist areas of inquiry, including questions of: work, resource allocation, sexuality, queerness, reproduction, marriage, gendered violence, militarization, consumerism, resistance and community sustainability.

FREN 201 Intermediate French
Intensive second-year study of French, with attention to grammar review, conversation, reading in a cultural context and some writing. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.