Dr. Michaelle Browers

WGS Rotating Core Faculty and Associate Professor of Political Science



Contact Information:

Office: Tribble Hall C306

Phone: (336) 758-3535




Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Political Science

M.A. University of Virginia, Government

B.A. Whitman College, Politics


WGS Courses:

POL 269/ENG 302: Multiculturalism in Literature and Political Theory

POL 277: Feminist Political Thought


Professional/Research Focus:

Arab and Islamic Political Thought

Political Ideologies

Feminist Theory

Democratic Theory


Selected Publications:


  • Political Ideology in the Arab World: Accommodation and Transformation (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
  • Democracy and Civil Society in Arab Political Thought: Transcultural Possibilities (Syracuse University Press, 2006).
  • An Islamic Reformation? ed. with Charles Kurzman (Lexington Books, 2004).


  • “Official Islam and the Limits of Communicative Action: The Paradox of the Amman Message.” Third World Quarterly 32:5 (2011), 943-958.
  • “Origins and Architects of Yemen’s Joint Meeting Parties,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 39:4 (2007), pp. 565-86.
  • “The Egyptian Movement for Change: Intellectual Antecedents and Generational Conflicts,” Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life 1:1 (2007), pp. 69-88.
  • “The Centrality and Marginalization of Women in the Political Discourse of Arab Nationalists and Islamists,” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 2:2 (2006), pp 8-34.
  • “The Secular Bias of Ideology Studies and the Problem of Islamism,” Journal of Political Ideologies 10:1 (2005), pp. 75-93.