Lara deeb is a Professor research interests include the politics of knowledge production; gender and sexuality; religion, especially Islam; transnational feminism; and the Middle East, especially Lebanon.
Academic History[edit | edit source]
- Ph.D. and M.A., Anthropology, Emory University
- A.B., Medical Anthropology, Brown University
biography[edit | edit source]
Professor Deeb's current book project uses social responses to intersectarian and interreligious relationships and marriages in Lebanon to better understand social sectarianism and sect as a form of social difference. One of her most important researches is "An enchanted modern:Gender and public piety in Shi'i Lebanon".
Selected Research and Publications[edit | edit source]
Book[edit | edit source]
- Deeb, Lara and Jessica Winegar. 2015. Anthropology's Politics: Disciplining the Middle East. Stanford University Press
- Deeb, Lara and Mona Harb. 2013. Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Morality and Geography in Shi'i South Beirut. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
- 2006: An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi'i Lebanon. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Article[edit | edit source]
- Living Ashura in Lebanon: Mourning Transformed to Sacrifice. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Duke University Press, Volume 25, Number 1, 2005. pp. 122-137
- “Doing Good, Like Sayyida Zaynab”: Lebanese Shi‘I Women’s Participation in the Public Sphere. Religion, Social Practice, and Contested Hegemonies. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. pp 85-107.
Awards and Honors[edit | edit source]
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Collaborative Research Fellowship for project: ""Constructing and Negotiating the Islamic Milieu: New Moralities and Spatialities in Shi'i Lebanon,"" with Mona Harb (American University of Beirut) (2009-2011) Wenner-Gren International Collaborative Research Grant for project: ""Faith and Fun: Pious Entertainment in Shi'i South Beirut,"" with Mona Harb of the American University of Beirut (2008-2009) Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award for Social Sciences, Middle East Studies Association (2004) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (2003-2004 and 2006-2007)