Norma C. Moruzzi, PhD

Prof. N. Moruzzi

Core Faculty

Associate Professor,
Gender and Women's Studies & Political Science

PhD, Political Science
Johns Hopkins University, 1990

Office: 1122A BSB
Phone: 312-996-2794
E-mail: nmoruzzi [at] uic [dot] edu

*Curriculum Vitae


About Dr. Norma Claire Moruzzi

Norma Clare Moruzzi works on the politics of social identity, especially the intersections of gender and Jewish or Islamic identity. Her book, Speaking Through the Mask: Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Social Identity, was published in 2000 by Cornell University Press. It won the 2002 Gradiva Book Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.

She has published articles on representations of Islamic women in cinema, on the politics of immigration and veiling in France, and on French feminist theory. She has also collaborated on a documentary video and oral history project on Palestinian-Americans.

She is currently working on a long-term project on the changing roles of secular middle class women in contemporary Iran. Since 1995, she has traveled frequently to Iran for field work, and for educational projects with Iranian women scholars and students.

She is the Coordinator of the LAS International Studies Program.

*Selected Publications


Speaking Through the Mask: Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Social Identity (Psychoanalysis and Social Theory)