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Zina Sawaf

Zina Sawaf is Assistant Professor of Gender Studies at the Lebanese American University. Dr. Sawaf’s research and teaching span the subfields of social anthropology, gender studies and gulf studies. Her book manuscript provisionally titled Encountering the State: Women and Intimate Lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in the Arabian Peninsula, is a study of embodied encounters between women and the processes, offices, and officials of the state and its material culture. Previously, she was an ACSS Early Career Fellow (2019).