Hana Nasser

Hana Nasser

Subfield

Political Theory

Statement

My research interests span Continental political thought, critical theories of race and gender, materialist analyses of bodies and their political constitution, as well as ideas on secularism, and the role of religion within the public sphere.  My senior thesis entitled, The Newcomer and Liberal Pluralism: Re-centering Embodiment in Discussions of Secularism, Gender, and Difference, looked into canonical accounts of belief, embodiment, and political dissent from the Classical period to the Modern. In doing so, I hoped to better understand recent controversies of multiculturalism within the European Union such as: the French ban on the headscarf, the handshake controversy in Switzerland, and a host of other tensions arising from religious and cultural particularities.