Author profile: Rita Stephan

Rita Stephan is a Foreign Affairs Officer at the United States Department of State and a visiting researcher at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. Before joining the State Department, she served as a survey statistician on Arab ancestries at the United States Census Bureau. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin with a Portfolio in Women’s and Gender Studies. She has published on Lebanese women’s movement, social media, social movements, social networks, and Arab-Americans. You can follow her on Twitter at @DrRatrout, Academia, and LinkedIn .

Four Waves of Lebanese Feminism

Rita Stephan • Nov 7 2014 • Articles
The women’s rights movement is connected to the Lebanese social space and reflects its shifts, while receiving and selecting theories, models and practices from the West.

Cyberfeminism and its Political Implications for Women in the Arab World

Rita Stephan • Aug 28 2013 • Articles
Garnering national support and inspiring followers across the globe, the intersection between gender and culture has come to define transnational Arab cyberactivism and cyberfeminism.

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