Nova Robinson


Truly Sisters: Arab Women and International Women’s Rights (press submission: 2019)

Fighting for Representation: The League of Nations and the Internationalization of Women’s Rights (anticipated press submission: 2021) Routledge Global History of Feminism, co-editor with Bonnie G. Smith (under contract; press submission: 2020)

Journal Articles

“Jerry Cans and Shrapnel Collections: Using Graphic Novels to Teach the Lebanese Civil War,” Arab Studies Journal (Fall 2019).

“Review Essay: Digitizing Women’s and Gender History in the Middle East,” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 14.2 (2018): 213-216.

“Arab Internationalism and Gender: Perspectives from the Third Session of the UNCSW, 1949” International Journal of Middle East Studies 49.3 (2016): 778-583.

Book Chapters

“Blue Lines and Red Splatters: Art Therapy and Children’s Visual Stories of the Lebanese Civil War” in Women’s War Stories: The Lebanese Civil War as Lived by Women, Malek Abisaab and Michelle Hartman, eds. (McGill University Press, forthcoming).

“‘Women’s point of view was apt to be forgotten’: The Liaison Committee of International Women’s Organizations’ Campaign for an International Women’s Convention, 1920-1953” in The Institution of International Order: From the League of Nations to the United Nations, Simon Jackson and Alanna O’Malley, eds. (Routledge, 2018), 136-162.

Conference Volumes

“Activist as Expert: Representation from the French Mandate for Syria on the Committee of Experts on the Legal Status of Women” in Experts and Expertise in the League of Nations Mandates: Figures, Fields, and Tools.

“Lobbying the League”: Syro-Lebanese Women’s Transnational Anti-Colonial Activism, 1935-1950,” in Transnational Transgressions (International Federation for Research in Women’s History).

Book Reviews

“Women and Gender in Iraq: Between Nation-Building and Fragmentation,” Zahra Ali. The Middle East Journal (in press).

“A History of the Modern Middle East: Rulers, Rebels, and Rogues,” Betty S. Anderson. International Journal of Middle East Studies, 51.2 (2019): 321-323.

“Negotiating Palestinian Womanhood: Encounters between Palestinian Women and American Missionaries, 1880s-1940s,” Enaya Hammad Othman. Women and Social Movements 21.2. Online

“Arab Feminisms: Gender and Equality in the Middle East,” ed. Jean Said Makdisi, Noha Bayoumi, and Rafif Rida Sidawi. Women’s History Review 24:2.

“Women in Iraq: Past Meets Present,” by Noga Efrati. Women’s History Review 23:3.

“Women and Knowledge in the Mediterranean,” ed. Fatima Sadiqi. Mashriq & Mahjar 2:1.

Web-Based Publications

“Arab Feminism in Periods of Transition,” with Marilyn Booth, Ottoman History Podcast, Episode 335,

“From Charity Work to Crafting Constitutions: Women and Social and Political Transformation in the Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Eastern Mediterranean, 1860-1960,” with Beth Baron, Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820 (Alexander Street Press), October 15.

“‘Researching the Middle East and North Africa after 2011: Challenges, Queries, and Questions’ Symposium Report,” Jadaliyya, November 1.

“Workshop Report: ‘Arab Nationalism: From the Ottoman Empire to the Colonial Mandates,” University of Basel, September 11-12, 2014,” H-Turk, October 2.