Anaheed Al-Hardan

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 Anaheed Al-Hardan
  • Sociology

Areas of Expertise:
Empire, colonialism, and the Global South; De- and anti-colonial theory and South-South thought; Counter-memory and settler-colonialism

2018 - 2023


Howard University, USA

Department of Sociology and Criminology
Douglass Memorial Hall
Building 23
2419 6th Street NW | 2nd Floor Suite 202
Washington, DC 20059

+1 202-806-6853
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About me

I am an associate professor of sociology at Howard University. My main research interests centre around four broad themes: Palestinian counter-memory, the Afro-Asian anti-colonial movement, sociology of colonialism, and South-South networks in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR).

I have long-standing academic ties to German academic communities, which AGYA has enabled me to further foster and extend. Through AGYA, I have also been able to pursue interdisciplinary projects and advance my research on historical German-Arab anti-colonial networks.

My Commitment to AGYA
Member in Charge of the Working Group 'Dynamics of Transformation'
Founding Member Task Force 'Equity'
Selection Committee 'New AGYA Members' 2020

On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
Sociological Theory Beyond the Canon by Syed Farid Alatas and Vineeta Sinha 

Favourite novel:
Atfal al-Nada (Children of the Dew) by Mohammed al-Asaad

The scientist from my country you should know:
Edward Said, Comparative Literature