Nova Robinson, PhD

Professor Nova Robinson

Dr. Robinson is an expert on the internationalization of women’s rights. Her work recovers Arab women’s efforts to change the definition of women’s rights on the international level to better align with how women’s rights were structured in their societies. Studying the integration of women’s rights into the international system shows who had the power to define those rights and how these power dynamics have shaped the diffusion of women’s rights protections around the world. Dr. Robinson is pictured at the home of Nour Hamada, a Lebanese women’s rights activist, who lobbied the League of Nations for a more expansive definition of women’s rights on the international level. Hamada’s efforts reveal Arab women’s long-standing engagement with discussions of women’s rights at home and abroad.

Nova Robinson, PhD Assistant Professor, History and International Studies