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Dr. Huda Gerard Seif

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Phone: 914 643 1718 Huda Gerard Seif


PhD 2003 Columbia University 
MPhil 1995 Columbia University 
MA 1994 Columbia University 
BA 1992 CUNY 

Academic Specialization

Political and legal anthropology, human rights, international development and humanitarian affairs, post-colonial state crisis, United Nations and the European Union

Sample Publications

Seif, Huda, 2013. Marginality and allegories of gendered resistance: Experiences from Southern Yemen. In Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery and the Legacy of Margaret Garner, ed. by M.E. Fredrickson and D.M. Walters, pp. 147-170. Urbana, Chicago and Springfield: University of Illinois Press.

Seif, Huda, 2006. The accursed minority: The ethno-cultural persecution of Al-Akhdam in the Republic of Yemen: A documentary and advocacy project. In Islam and Human Rights: Advocacy for Social Change in Local Contexts, Foreword by Abdullahi A. An-Na’im, ed. by M. Baderin, M. Monshipouri, M. Mokhtari, and L. Welchman, pp. 254-298. New Delhi, Global Media Publications. Also published in Muslim World Journal of Human Rights 2, no. 1, 2005.

Seif, Huda, 2005. Political-social movements: Ethnic and minority: Arab Gulf and Yemen. In Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, ed. by S. Joseph.

Seif, Huda, 2005. Human rights: Arab Gulf and Yemen. In Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, ed. by S. Joseph.

Seif, Huda, 2003. Review of Shaikhdoms of Eastern Arabia. Peter Leinhardt. Ahmed Al-Shahi, ed. Oxford: Palgrave, 2001. 257 pp. American Anthropologist 105(3): 663–664.

Seif, Huda, 1995. Contextualizing labor and gender: Class, ethnicity, and global politics in the Yemeni socio-economy. In Women’s Rights, Human Rights: International Feminist Perspectives, ed, by J. Peters and A. Wolber, pp. 289-300. London, Routledge.

Courses Taught

ANTH 1100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 3340 Anthropological Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity
ANTH 3354 Race, Identity, and Globalization
ANTH 4490 Anthropology of Political Violence