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Aseel Sawalha

Aseel Sawalha, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology (at Lincoln Center)
Associate Chair at Lincoln Center
B.A., M.A., Yarmouk University;
Ph.D., CUNY, 2002

Office: Lowenstein Hall 925A
113 W. 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 636-6033
Fax: (212) 636-7153

Research Interests
Urban anthropology, arts, gender, critical social theory, war and violence, globalization.

Sawalha, A. 2010. Reconstructing Beirut: Memory and Space in a Postwar Arab City. University of Texas Press, Austin.
Articles Sawalha, A. 2008. "Solidarity or charity: International support for Palestinians in the post-Oslo era," Dialectical Anthropology 32:197-202.

Sawalha, A. 2007. "Reconstructing heritage and tradition in post-war Beirut." In Identity Conflicts: Can Violence Be Regulated? Jenkins, C., and Gottlieb, E.E., eds. Transaction Publishers, Somerset, NJ.

Sawalha, A. 2004. "Healing the wounds of war: Placing the war-displaced in postwar Beirut." InWounded Cities: Destruction and Reconstruction in a Globalized World, Schneider, J., and Susser, I., eds. Berg, London.

Sawalha, A. 2003. "The crisis of anthropology after Said's Orientalism," Al-Adab (Oct):28-35. (In Arabic)

Sawalha, A. 2002. "Place attachment and interest groups in a postwar Beirut neighborhood." InCapital Cities: Ethnographies of Urban Governance in the Middle East, Shami, S., ed. Toronto University Press, Toronto.

Sawalha, A. 2000. "Beirut." In Encyclopedia of Urban Cultures, Ember, C. and M., eds. Human Relations Area Files, Farmington Hills, MI.

Sawalha, A. 1998. "The reconstruction of Beirut: Local responses to globalization," City and Society 10:133-147.

Sawalha, A. 1996. "Identity, the Self and the Other: In a poor neighborhood in East Amman." InAnthropology for a Small Planet: Culture and Community in a Global Environment, Marcus, A., ed. Bradwine Press, Waterbury, CT.

Sawalha, A. 1996. "Identity and survival strategies among Palestinian refugees in Jordan." In Amman, Ville et société, Hannoyer, J., and Shami, S. eds. CERMOC (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Moyen-Orient Contemporain, Beirut.

Sawalha, A. 1994. "Gulf War returnees to Jordan: Coping strategies and long term implications." InPopulation Displacement and Resettlement: Development and Conflict in the Middle East
Shami, S., ed., Center for Migration Studies, New York.

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