Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York  

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

Lowenstein Hall 925A
113 W. 60th Street
New York, NY  10023
tel:  (212) 636-6033
fax: (212) 636-7153
Research Interests
Urban anthropology, arts, gender, critical social theory, war and violence, globalization.
Biographical Details

Selected Publications

Sawalha, A. 2010. Reconstructing Beirut: Memory and Space in a Postwar Arab City. University of Texas Press, Austin.




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." In Wounded 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." In Capital 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." In Anthropology 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." In Population Displacement and Resettlement: Development and Conflict in the Middle East
Shami, S., ed., Center for Migration Studies, New York.

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