Anthropologist Nadia Abu El Haj to lecture at AUB

Published March 23rd, 2010 - 05:01 GMT

The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut is organizing a lecture by anthropologist Nadia Abu El Haj on Wednesday, March 24 at 6:00 pm, in Auditorium A, West Hall.


Professor Nadia Abu El Haj received her PhD from Duke University. In 1997, she began teaching at the University of Chicago, and joined the faculty at Barnard College in 2002. She has received fellowships from Harvard University’s Academy for International and Area Studies, the University of Pennsylvania Mellon Program, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She has also taught at the New York Academy of Sciences, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton, the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics (LSE), and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London. In 2001, Professor Abu El Haj published Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society, which was awarded the Middle East Studies Association of North America’s 2002 Albert Hourani Book Award. Her other publications include: “The Genetic Reinscription of Race”, Annual Review of Anthropology (2007); “Rethinking Genetic Genealogy: A Response to Stephan Palmi”, American Ethnologist (2007); “Edward Said and the Political Present” American Ethnologist (2005); “Reflections on Archaeology and Israeli Settler-Nationhood”, Radical History Review (spring 2003); “Translating Truths: Nationalism, Archaeological Practice and the Remaking of Past and Present in Contemporary Jerusalem”, American Ethnologist (1998).


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