Ingrid Semaan

Associate Professor in Residence of Sociology


Ingrid Semaan is a dedicated feminist activist who has worked on campaigns against gender-based violence and for reproductive justice, workers’ justice, and peace and justice in the Middle East.

Ingrid received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her dissertation, Beyond Staying and Leaving: Battered Women’s Responses to Abuse, is a qualitative study of the ways women respond to intimate partner abuse, with an emphasis on the ways that they resist abuse and coercive control.

In 2020, Ingrid participated in co-constructing the curriculum for The People’s Saturday School, an abolitionist popular education program by and for people of color.

Selected Publications:

Semaan, Ingrid, Jana L. Jasinski, and Anne Bubriski-McKenzie.  2013.  “Subjection, Subjectivity, and Agency:  The Power, Meaning, and Practice of Mothering Among Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Abuse.”  Violence Against Women. 19(1): 69-88.

Semaan, Ingrid.  2011.  “The Fling.”  Women’s Studies Quarterly. 39(3): 53-65

Bubriski, Anne and Ingrid Semaan.  2009.  “Activist Learning vs. Service Learning in a Women’s Studies Classroom.”  Human Architecture.  7(3): 91-98.

Other Scholarly Work:

Liberman, Justin, Ingrid Semaan, and Terri C. Smith, co-curators.  2016. “All Byte:  Feminist Intersections in Video Art” on view at Franklin Street Works April 9-July 10, 2016.


UConn College of Liberal Arts Faculty Mentoring of Undergraduate Students Award, 2024

Honoree at “Intersections: Celebrating Feminist Voices.” Franklin Street Works, September 2018

Stamford Campus Faculty Recognition Award, 2016

Stamford Campus Faculty Member of the Year, 2013-14

Outstanding Office/Department, 2012-13, awarded by The Rainbow Center

Student Group Faculty Advisor of the Year, 2010-11

Award for Excellence in Program Development presented by The Coalition of Women’s Studies in Connecticut and Rhode Island and the Women’s Studies Program at SCSU, 2008

Student Group Faculty Advisor of the Year, 2006-07


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Office LocationRoom 373, Stamford Campus, 1 University Place, Stamford, CT 06901