Author profile: Patricia J. Sohn

Patricia J. Sohn is associate professor of political science and Jewish studies at the University of Florida. She is a scholar of comparative politics with an expertise in micro-level and historical institutional analysis, particularly as they relate to the politics of the Middle East, comparative judicial politics, and the intersection of law, religion, and gender politics. She is author of the book, Judicial Power and National Politics: Courts and Gender in the Religious-Secular Conflict in Israel (Second Edition).

Inhabiting Orthodoxy: Discussing Islam and Feminism, Continued

Patricia J. Sohn • Dec 9 2016 • Articles

Examining how Muslim women in the Middle East inscribe themselves in their own religion can help clarify differences and similarities between ‘us’ and ‘them’.

Methods War: How Ideas Matter within Political Science

Patricia J. Sohn • Nov 24 2016 • Articles

Calls for qualitative scholars to share their fieldwork notes is not only illegal, but also threatens the integrity and quality of the qualitative research process.

Pacifism, Just War and Civil Liberties in a Multicultural Age

Patricia J. Sohn • Nov 11 2016 • Articles

I will not fight for my rights, my freedoms or for my place in the political process. All of these are granted either by birth as a human being, or by citizenship.

Explaining the Donald Trump Victory

Patricia J. Sohn • Nov 9 2016 • Articles

Mark Twain came to mind many times throughout the recent election. I could imagine him rocking in his chair, smoking his cigar, shaking his head, and chuckling.

Income Inequality & Subaltern America: Thoughts for U.S. Election Day

Patricia J. Sohn • Oct 27 2016 • Articles

The next President of the U.S. is going to have to face the consequences of high levels of income inequality among the grassroots of the American people.

Times of Tumult: Discussing Islam and Feminism

Patricia J. Sohn • Oct 20 2016 • Articles

Religion, far from being what separates us, may actually be one of the things that we share in common.

Introducing ‘Subaltern States’

Patricia J. Sohn • Oct 20 2016 • Articles

This new blog focuses on less powerful or marginalized states, peoples, movements, or ideas within their domestic or regional contexts, or within the international system.

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