Aseel Sawalha

Aseel Sawalha

Associate Professor of Anthropology (at Lincoln Center)
[email protected]

Lowenstein Hall 917B
Fax: 212-636-7153

  • B.A., M.A., Yarmouk University;
    Ph.D., CUNY, 2002

  • 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.

    Reconstructing Beirut: Memory and Space in a Postwar Arab City - Aseel Sawalha


  • 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 Post-War 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 Post-War 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.