Susan F. Hirsch

Susan F. Hirsch is a cultural anthropologist in the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University who has written widely on law and conflict. She is the author of In the Moment of Greatest Calamity: Terrorism, Grief, and a Victim’s Quest for Justice; Pronouncing and Persevering: Gender and the Discourses of Disputing in an African Islamic Court; and the coeditor of Contested States: Law, Hegemony and Resistance, as well as many articles and book chapters.

Listed in: African Studies · Appalachian Studies · Gender Studies · Islam · Environmental Policy · Ohio and Regional · Religion

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Gendered Lives in the Western Indian Ocean · Islam, Marriage, and Sexuality on the Swahili Coast
Edited by Erin E. Stiles and Katrina Daly Thompson · Afterword by Susan F. Hirsch

A breakthrough study of the underexamined lived experience of Islam, sexuality, and gender on the Swahili coast.




Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia · Understanding Stakeholders and Change in Environmental Conflict
By Susan F. Hirsch and E. Franklin Dukes

Residents of the Appalachian coalfields share a history and heritage, deep connections to the land, and pride in their own resilience. These same residents are also profoundly divided over the practice of mountaintop mining. Looking beyond the slogans and seemingly irreconcilable differences, however, can reveal deeper causes of conflict.

“This book bridges the worlds of scholarship and on-the-ground conflict resolution, offering groundbreaking theoretical insights as well as concrete applications. The authors creatively link deep analyses of stakeholders to the real world of environmental conflict, applying their ideas to the challenge of mountaintop mining in an innovative way.”

Rosemary O’Leary, coeditor of Environmental Governance Reconsidered: Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities