Holly
Oberle

Position
Assistant Professor
Department
Department of Political Science

Profile

Brief Biography

Holly Oberle grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. She received a BA in International Relations and Gender and Women's Studies from Knox College in Illinois, an MA in Global Governance from Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, and a PhD in Transnational Studies from Freie Universität in Berlin. Her research focuses on American foreign policy and feminist theory. She completed research and teaching fellowships at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh, where she taught a variety of courses including "Gender, Justice and Violence,” and “Introduction to Global Studies and International Relations.”  She is currently Assistant Professor of political science at The American University in Cairo, where she teaches courses such as "Introduction to International Relations" and "International Security." 

Education

Ph.D.  Berlin School for Transnational Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany 2015

Dissertation: “At Home and Abroad:” Women as Metaphors of the Domestic and Foreign in American Political Discourse

Committee: Thomas Risse (Chair), J. Ann Tickner (Second Chair), Tanja Börzel, Laura Anne Viola, Anke Draude

M.A.   Joint Program in International Relations, Global Governance and Social Theory, Jacobs University and Universtät Bremen, Bremen, Germany, 2009

B.A.    Department of Political Science, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois 2004

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

“Book Review, Freedom without Permission: Bodies and Space in the Arab Revolutions”, Cairo Review of Global Affairs, edited by S. Hobbs, et al. AUC Press.

Forthcoming

“The Last Male Stronghold? American Exceptionalism, Football, and Women.” in Yearbook of Women’s History, edited by E. Bucheim, et al. VU Amsterdam

Book Chapters (2015)

“Web Writing as Intercultural Dialogue.” Pp. 201-214 in Web Writing: Why and How for the Liberal Arts, edited by J. Dougherty and T. O’Donnell. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Encyclopedia Entries (2013)

“Family” in Encyclopedia of Global Studies, edited by H. Anheier and M. Jurgensmeyer. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

In preparation

“A Comparative Discourse Analysis of Gendered Metaphors in American Foreign Policy Discourse: Carter to Trump.” Unpublished Book Manuscript, Department of Political Science, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.

“Gendered Terrorism: Misogyny as an International Security Threat.” Unpublished Manuscript, Department of Political Science, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.

“Web Writing as Intercultural Dialogue.” Pp. 201-214 in Web Writing: Why and How for the Liberal Arts, edited by J. Dougherty and T. O’Donnell. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Courses Taught 

American University in Cairo, Sole Instructor

International Organizations (fall 2017, spring 2017)

International Security (fall 2017, spring 2017)

Introduction to Political Science (fall 2017)

Introduction to International Relations (spring 2018)

MA Thesis Blind Reader (fall 2017 and spring 2018)

Political Science Honor Thesis supervisor (fall 2017 and spring 2018)

Asian University for Women, Sole Instructor

World History and Introduction to Global Politics (fall 2016)

Research Methods in Political Analysis (spring 2016, writing intensive)

Gender, Justice, and Conflict in Greater South Asia (summer 2015, writing intensive)

Composition II, “Gender and Current Events” (spring 2015, writing intensive)

Composition I, “Women and Ethnography” (fall 2014, writing intensive)

Distributive Justice and Normative Theory (fall 2014, writing intensive)

Asian University for Women, Joint Supervisor

Honors Senior Thesis supervisor (fall and spring 2016)

Independent Study supervisor (spring 2015)

Honors Senior Thesis supervisor (spring 2015)

East Delta University, Sole Instructor

Critical Reading and Writing (fall 2015, spring 2016, writing intensive)

Introduction to World Politics and Global Studies (fall 2015, spring 2016)

Issues in World Politics for Business Professionals (fall 2015, writing intensive)

Freie Universität, Sole Instructor

Introduction to Gender and International Relations (fall/winter 2010, spring 2011)

Other Teaching, English Writing Tutor

Jacobs University (fall/winter 2007, spring 2008)

Research Interest
  • Post-Cold War American Foreign Policy
  • The Effect of Women and Gender on Public Policy Content Analysis, Discourse Analysis and Mixed Methods
  • The Effect of Internationalization on Learning Outcomes in Higher Education