Professor Shireen Hassim is a Canada150 Research Chair in Gender and African Politics, Carleton University and Visiting Professor, WiSER Wits University.
She has written and edited several books, including No Shortcuts to Power: African Women in Politics and Policy Making (Zed Books, 2003) and Go Home or Die Here: Violence, Xenophobia, and the Reinvention of Difference in South Africa (Wits University Press, 2008) and The ANC Women’s League (Ohio University Press, 2014). Her book Women’s Organizations and Democracy in South Africa: Contesting Authority (University of Wisconsin Press, 2006) won the Victoria Shuck Award from the American Political Science Association. Her most recent book is
Hassim obtained her PhD from York University (Canada). She is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and an elected member of its ASSAf Council.