I am an assistant professor of sociology at the American University of Beirut. 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.
|2020 - today||Visiting Researcher, Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient, Germany|
|2019 - today||Principal Investigator on Afro-Asian Futures Past, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation|
|2018||Visiting Fellow, Bandung Humanisms Initiative, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University, New York, USA|
|2018||Arcapita Visiting Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University, New York, USA|
|2017||Visiting Fellow, Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany|
|2014 - today||Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies (SOAM), American University of Beirut, Lebanon|
|2011 - 2014||Postdoctoral Fellow, ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Germany|
|2006 - 2011||Ph.D. in Sociology, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland|
|2005 - 2006||M.A. in Near and Middle Eastern Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK|
- Working Groups
- Dynamics of Transformation
- My Commitment to AGYA
- Member in Charge of the Working Group 'Transformation'
- Founding Member Task Force 'Equity'
- Task Force 'Equity' since 2018
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
Sociological Theory Beyond the Canon by Syed Farid Alatas and Vineeta Sinha
Atfal al-Nada (Children of the Dew) by Mohammed al-Asaad
The scientist from my country you should know:
Edward Said, Comparative Literature