FADWA EL GUINDI, Ph.D.
Dept. of Social Sciences
PO Box 2713
Tel. (+974) 4403-4757
Research Office in US:
El Nil Research
Voice (310) 553-5645
Fax (310) 556-0703
BA (with Honors) - The American University in Cairo
Political Science - 1960
Ph.D. - University of Texas - Austin
Anthropology - 1972
Arabic, English, French, Spanish
ACADEMIC POSITIONS & AFFILIATION
2006-present Professor, Qatar University
2004-2005 Visiting Professor, Georgetown University
1982-2004 Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California
1981-present Retired Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA)
1972-1981 Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
2007 – 2010 Head, Dept. of Social Sciences, University of Qatar, Doha, Qatar
2001 - 2002 Visiting Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
1995 - 1996 Center Fellow, Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA
1981- 1982 Fulbright Research Professor, 'Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
[Senior Fulbright Islamic Civilization Scholar]
Associate, Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Member, Cognitive Science Society
Fellow, American Anthropological Association
Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute
Associate, Current Anthropology; Member, American Ethnological Society
Offices and Committees
Elected member, Nomination Committee, Middle East Studies Association of North America, 1985
Member, Editorial Advisory Council, American Anthropologist, 1990-1994
Editor (Film Reviews), American Anthropologist, 1990-1994
Elected Member, Governing Board, Society for Visual Anthropology, 1989-present
President-Elect, Society for Visual Anthropology (American Anthropological Association), 1993-1994
President, Society for Visual Anthropology (American Anthropological Association), 1994-1996
Past President, Society for Visual Anthropology (American Anthropological Association), 1996-1997
Member, Board of Directors, American Anthropological Association 1993-1995
Member, AAA Administrative Advisory Committee, 1994 - 1995
Member, International Organizing Committee, II International Festival of Ethnological Film & Video, Mundos En Contraste - Reflections On the Mediterranean, Granada, Spain, November 1994
Member, Executive Board, American Anthropological Association, 1994-1996
President-elect, Middle East Section (American Anthropological Association) 1996-1998
President, Middle East Section (American Anthropological Association), 1999-2000
Member, International Advisory Board, Commission for Visual Anthropology, International Union for Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences.
Member, Editorial Board, Field Methods (Journal by Altamira, Sage Publications) 1999-present.
Member, Editorial Board, Visual Anthropology Review, 1999-present.
Member, Program Committee, Middle East Studies Association, 2001
Complexity; Badawi Culture; Visual Field Methods; Kinship; Space & Time in Islam; Culture and Cognition; Sociological Sustainability in Development; Local Knowledge; Zapotec Culture; Nubia.
Ford Foundation Grant (1967; 1978-1981); Grant, National Science Foundation (1969); Grant, National Institute of Mental Health (1970-71); Fulbright Fellowship (1970-71 awarded but declined); Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health (1970-72); UCLA Academic Senate Faculty Research Grants (1973; 74; 75; 76; 77; 78; with D. Read 1992-93); UCLA Regents' Summer Faculty Fellowship (1976); Fulbright Senior Research Scholarship in Islamic Civilization (1981-82); Jordanian Government Grant for Travel (U.S./Jordan/ U.S.) and Accommodation to participate in international conference, (Anthropology in Jordan: State of the Art), Amman, Jordan, February 25-28, 1984; Smithsonian Travel Grant U.S./India/U.S., to participate in international conference (Women and Household), February 1985; Smithsonian Research & Filming 1986-87; Travel Grant (LAX/Palermo/LAX), University of Palermo, 1989; City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department Grant (#C-80044), 1989-1990; City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, 1992; Travel Grant (LAX/Agrigento (Sicily)/LAX), Academia Di Studi Mediterranei, Agrigento, Sicily, 1992; Travel Grant (Rome/Granada/Rome), Centro De Investigaciones Etnologicas, Granada, Spain, 1992; Grants to develop Arab-American Ethno-Theater: City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept, California Community Foundation Brody Arts Fund, NSCP County Music and Performing Arts Commission 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996.
1. Principal Investigator, QUUG-CAS-SOC-08-02- Life and Status of Khaliji Men and Women through Patterns of Education and Employment, 2008-2009. [QR 94,550.00].
2. Principal Investigator, UREP 06-012-5-003: Milk Kinship: The Khalij Case, 2009-2010. [US$ 48,000.00].
3. Principal Investigator, UREP 09 - 051 - 5 – 013: Blood, Milk and Marriage: Kinship Behavior and Kinship Terminology in Qatar; 2010-2011.[US$ 54,000.00].
4. Co-Lead Principal Investigator (with Paul Sillitoe), NPRP, Human-environment-policy interactions in biodiversity conservation contexts and their socio-cultural and environmental implications, focusing on the Al Reem Biosphere Reserve in western Qatar, Grant Number: NPRP4-148-5- 020, 2011-2014.[US$ 998,596.00].
PROFESSIONAL HONORS & AWARDS
· UCLA Nominee for Younger Humanist Summer Stipend (1976).
· UCLA Designated Representative & National Selectee to Scholar-Diplomat One-Week Seminar to "Draw a Map of Peace in the Middle East" at Department of State, Washington D.C. (1977).
· Fulbright Islamic Civilization Senior Scholar 1981-1982.
· Award for Excellence, Society for Visual Anthropology, November 1987.
· Special Commendation, Royal Anthropological Institute Film Prize. Manchester, England, March 1988.
· Grand Prize, Best Ethnographic Film on Arab-Islamic Culture, International Mediterranean Festival for Visual Anthropology, Palermo, Sicily, November 1989.
· Finalist, Royal Anthropological Institute Film Prize for Material Culture, Ghurbal, 1999.
· Meeting by invitation from White House with President Clinton in White House, Cabinet Room on US Foreign Policy in the Middle East, Tuesday March 28, 2000.
· Nominee for Candidacy, President of the American Anthropological Association, October, 2000.
· Finalist, Katherine Briggs Folklore Award, for book Veil: Modesty, Privacy and Resistance, November 2000.
· Qatar University Research Reward [50,000 QR] for distinguished publishing, January 2011.
· Qatar University Research Reward [3,336 QR] for distinguished publishing, October 2011
· Qatar University Award for Research Excellence, 2011-2012
KEYNOTE ADDRESS & DISTINGUISHED LECTURES
· Keynote Speech, Afghanistan and “The Rhythm of Islam’, ICD Conference: Culture, Globalization and International Relations Over the Next Two Decades, Berlin, May 23 – 30, 2010, Session: Understanding Afghanistan & Central Asia, Berlin Academy for Cultural Diplomacy, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin, Germany, 2010
INVITED PUBLIC LECTURES (select)
Pembroke Center, Brown University, 2003
SELECT INVITED INTERNATIONAL LECTURES
Social Organizational Aspects of the Contemporary Islamic Movement in Egypt, Social Research Center, The American University in Cairo; Aspects of the Contemporary Islamic Movement in Egypt, American Research Center in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt; Aspects of the Contemporary Islamic Movement in Egypt, Cultural Affairs Lecture Series, The American Embassy, Cairo, Egypt; al‑Islam al‑Badil wa Thahirat al‑Tahaggub al‑Mu'asira fi Misr (Alternative Islam and the Contemporary Phenomenon of Veiling in Egypt). Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, Alexandria (in Arabic); al‑Nisa'iyya wal‑Haraka al‑Islamiyya al‑Mu'asira: Ru'ya Tahliliyya (Feminism and the Contemporary Islamic Movement: An Analytical View) Department of Sociology, 'Ain Shams University, Cairo (in Arabic); Dur al‑Mar'a al‑Misriyya wa Makanatuha fi Thil al‑Tahaggub al‑Mu'asir (The Role & Status of the Egyptian Woman in the Context of Contemporary Veiling), Faculty of Arts, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt (in Arabic); El Sebou' As a Rite of Passage in Egyptian Individual Life‑Cycle. Institut für Vöِlkerkunde, University of Munich, Germany, January 1980; El Sebou' As a Rite of Passage in Egyptian Individual Life-Cycle; American Research Center in Egypt, Cairo, October 1987;
Notions of Identity, Space, and Work in Arab Culture: Implications for Women, Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, October 19, 1988; Visual Ethnography - A Three-Day Seminar, Universita Di Palermo, Laboratorio Antropologico, Sicily, 1991; Museological Assessment from Ethno-Anthropological Perspective, Three-Day Seminar, Accademia Di Studi Mediterranei, Agrigento, Sicily, 1992;
Commentator on Ethnographic Film, Muestra de Ciné Etnológico de América Y AndalcÍa, Granada, Spain, September 1992; Womanhood, Feminism, & Islam, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, November 1992; Charting Content, Freezing Structure, Center for Ethnological Research "Angel Ganivet" of the Diputacion Provincial De Granada, Granada, Spain, November 1993; Traditional Culture Series, Filmoteca de Andalucia, Cordoba, Spain, November 1993.
Complexity As Dance, Arrábida Workshops on Complexity: Anthropology and Complexity, Arrábida, Portugal, July 11-13, 2011.
Moon, Sun, Desert, Sea: Knowledge of Space, Time and Natural Environment, The Case of Qatar, Cultural Models of Nature and the Environment: Self, Space, and Causality, Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, Illinois, USA, September 1-4, 2011
INVITED INTERNATIONAL LECTURING TOUR
(Senior Fulbright Fellow in Islamic Civilization)
Why Islam is Misunderstood in the United States. Shari'a College San'a University,
San'a, Yemen (in Arabic)
Family & Kinship, Department of Sociology, San'a University, San'a, Yemen (in Arabic)
Islam and Women, Shari'a College, San'a University, San'a, Yemen (in Arabic)
Status of Women in Arab‑Islamic Tradition, al‑Fatat Club, Kuwait (in Arabic)
Is There An Islamic Alternative? The American Cultural Center
Liberal Feminism vs. Islamic Feminism: A Comparison of Issues, The American Cultural
Status of Women in Egypt and Arab‑Islamic Tradition, Quaid‑i‑Azam University
Status of Women in Egypt and Arab‑Islamic Tradition, Women's Division, Cabinet
Liberal Feminism vs. Islamic Feminism: A Comparison of Issues, Holiday Inn
Status of Women in Egypt and Arab‑Islamic Tradition, All Pakistan Women's Association
Is There an Islamic Alternative? Quaid‑i‑Azam Academy
Liberal Feminism vs. Islamic Feminism, USICA Bicentennial Hall
Status of Women in Egypt and Arab‑Islamic Tradition, Dacca University, Department of
Islamic History and Culture
Values Shared by Islam and the West, Islamic Foundation
INVITED PUBLIC/FOREIGN POLICY-RELATED PARTICIPATION
· UCLA Designated Representative & National Selectee to Scholar-Diplomat One-Week Seminar to "Draw a Map of Peace in the Middle East" at Department of State, Washington D.C. (1977).
1. El Sebou': Egyptian Birth Ritual, 27-minute 16mm. color, funded by a Grant from the Smithsonian Institution, and sponsored by the Office of Folklife Programs, Smithsonian Institution. (Egyptian Celebration of Life Series) El Nil Research, 1986
2. El Moulid: Egyptian Religious Festival, 38-minute 16mm. color, funded by a Grant from the Smithsonian Institution. (Egyptian Celebration of Life Series 2). El Nil Research, 1990.
3. Ghurbal, 30-minute 16mm. color, funded by a Grant from the Smithsonian Institution. (Egyptian Ceremonial Crafts Series 1). El Nil Research, 1995.
4. Mahjar, (an experiment in community ethno-theater), project funded by City Of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and County of Los Angeles Music and Performing Arts. (Ethno-theater Series 1). El Nil Research, in progress.
5. The Wedding of Nevine (Al-Jaliya Series on Arab-America), in progress.
6. Pizza or Kushari (Al-Jaliya Series on Arab America), in progress.
BOOKS (Monographs, not edited volumes)
7. Life-Crisis Rituals among the Kenuz. Cleveland: Case Western Reserve University Press (with C. Callender), 1971.
8. Religion in Culture. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown, 1977.
Religion in Culture di Fadwa El Guindi, translated into Italian by Loredana Zichichi. Universita Degli Studi Di Palermo. Facolta di Lettere e Filosofia, 1990.
9. The Nature of Belief Systems: A Structural Analysis of Zapotec Ritual. Doctoral Dissertation (1972). HRAF Monographs, New Haven, Connecticut: Human Relations Area Files, 1980.
10. The Myth of Ritual: A Native's Ethnography of Zapotec Life-Crisis Rituals. Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 1986.
11. Veil: Modesty, Privacy, and Resistance. Berg Publishers. 1999 [2000, 2003]
Veil: Modesty, Privacy, and Resistance. (Indonesian Version, 2003; Arabic translation in progress).
12. Visual Anthropology: Essential Method and Theory. Altamira Press, Walnut Creek, California, 2004.
13. By Noon Prayer: The Rhythm of Islam. Berg Publishers, Oxford, UK, 2008.
14. Ritual and the River in Dahmit, Nubia. In Contemporary Egyptian Nubia: A Symposium of the Social Research Center, the American University in Cairo (Dar el-Thaqafa, Aswan, 1964), Volume II. Robert A. Fernea, editor. New Haven, Connecticut: Human Relations Area Files, pp. 239-256, (1966).
15. The Internal Structure of the Zapotec Conceptual System. Journal of Symbolic Anthropology l (l): 15-34 (1973).
16. Dialectics in Zapotec Thinking (with H. Selby). In Meaning in Anthropology. Keith Basso & Henry A. Selby, editors. New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, pp. 181-196 (1976).
17. The Structural Correlates of Power in Ritual. In The Anthropology of Power. Raymond Fogelson & Richard N. Adams, editors. New York: Academic Press, pp. 229-307 (1).
18. Lore and Structure: Todos Santos in the Zapotec System. Journal of Latin American Lore 3(1): 3-18 (1977).
19. Comment on Brideprice Reconsidered, by Gideon M. Kressel. Current Anthropology18 (3): 453-454 (1977).
20. The Angels in the Nile: A Theme in Nubian Ritual. In Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change. John G. Kennedy, editor. Cairo & Berkeley: The American University in Cairo Press & The University of California Press, pp. 104-501 (1978).
21. Metaphor, Transformation, and Knowledge: >From Mind to Social Use. American Ethnologist 6(1): 149-155 (1979).
22. Mathematics in Structural Theory. Current Anthropology 20(4): 761-782 (1979) (with D. Read).
23. Reply to Comments on Mathematics in Structural Theory. Current Anthropology20 (4): 782-790 (1979) (with D. Read).
24. That Symbols `Mean Or Not Mean` Is Not The Question: Reply to Sapir. American Ethnologist 7(1): 187-190 (1980).
25. On Mathematics in Structural Theory. Current Anthropology 21(3): 389-391 (1980) (with D. Read).
26. Veiling Infitah with Muslim Ethic: Egypt's Contemporary Islamic Movement. Social Problems 28(4): 465-485 (1981).
27. Some Methodological Uses of Structural Analysis for Ethnography: Concrete Fieldwork Illustrations. In Proceedings of the Symposium 'The Future of Structuralism'. IUAES Intercongress, April 23-25, 1981, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1981).
28. Internal and External Constraints on Structure. In The Logic of Culture: Advances in Structural Theory and Methods. Editor, Ino Rossi. New York: J. F. Bergin Pubs., Inc. pp. 176-195 (1982).
29. The Emerging Islamic Order: The Case of Egypt's Contemporary Islamic Movement. Journal of Arab Affairs 1(2): 245-262 (1982).
30. Veiled Activism: Egyptian Women in the Islamic Movement. Peuples Mediterranéans (Special Issue: Femmes de la Mediterranée 22-23: 79-89 (1983).
31. Some Methodological Considerations for Ethnography: Concrete Fieldwork Illustrations. In The Future of Structuralism. Jarich Oosten & Arie de Ruijter, editors. Germany: Edition Herodot, pp. 95-125 (1983).
32. The Emerging Islamic Order: The Case of Egypt's Contemporary Islamic Movement. Reprinted in Political Behavior in the Arab States. Editor, Tawfic Farah. Colorado: Westview Press, pp. 55-65 (1983).
33. The Status of Women in Bahrain: Social and Cultural Considerations. In Bahrain and the Gulf: Past Perspectives and Alternative Futures. J. B. Nugent and T. H. Thomas, editors. Sydney: Croom Helm Ltd., pp. 75-95 (1985).
34. The Egyptian Woman: Trends Today Alternatives Tomorrow. In Women in the World: 1975-1985 The Women's Decade. L. Iglitzin and R. Ross, editors. Santa Barbara, California: Clio Press, pp. 225-242 (1986).
35. From `Syrian Peddler` to Arab-American: Assimilation vs. Ethnic Consciousness. Journal of American Ethnic History 7 (2): 69-71, 1988.
36. Das islamische Kleid 'al-hidschab'. In Pracht und Geheimnis: Kleidung und Schmuck aus Palastina und Jordanie. G. Volger, K. v. Welck, & K. Hackstein, editors. Koln: Rautenstrauch- Joest-Museum der Stadt Koln, pp.164 -167, 1987.
37. The Making of El Sebou'. Visual Anthropology I(4): 499-507, 1988.
38. El Sebou': Film Study Guide. El Nil Research Publication Series 1. Los Angeles: El Nil Research, 1990.
39. On Making An Ethnographic Film On Egypt: El Sebou': Egyptian Birth Ritual. MERA Forum XIII (1): 11-17, 1990.
40. Aspects of Arab Gulf Culture and Society. Placentia Library Project: Gulf Arab States, Beyond Camels, Oil, and Sand Dunes. California Council for the Humanities & El Nil Research Publication Series 2. Los Angeles: El Nil Research, 1991.
41. Images of Domination, Voices of Control. International Documentary: Journal of nonfiction film and video, Spring 1991.
42. _________. Reprinted in MERA Forum XIV (1): 3, 1991.
43. _________. Reprinted in CVA Review: Revue de la Commission d'anthropologie visuelle, Spring 1991.
44. _________. Reprinted in The Arab American Magazine (The Publication of Arab American TV) I (5), 1991.
45. _________. Reprinted as War 'Game' Casts Iraqis as Losers in Media and Values, Fall 1991.
46. Charting Content, Freezing Structure: A Methodological Base for Visual Ethnography. Anthropological Film and Video in the 1990s. Jack R. Rollwagen, editor. Brockport, NY: The Institute, Inc., 1993.
47. El Sebou': Film Study Guide. El Nil Research Publication Series 1. Los Angeles: El Nil Research, revised 1994, 1996.
48. Mawlids. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, 1995.
49. Hijab. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, 108-111, 1995.
50. Voice of Islam, Experience of Muslims: The Television Series, Review of Living Islam. Anthropology Today 11:1 pp. 24-26, 1995.
51. Shades of Los Angeles: From Albums to Archives - The Middle Eastern Project. The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs XV (1): 61,104, 1996
52. From Pictorializing to Visual Anthropology. In Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology. H. Russell Bernard, editor. Altamira Press, Sage Publications, 459-511, 1998.
53. Veiling Resistance. Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture 3(1): 51-80, 1999.
54. Veiled Men Private Women in Arabo-Islamic Culture. ISIM Newsletter 4, 1999.
55. Review Essay of Remaking Women: Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East, Lila Abu-Lughod, ed., Princeton: Princeton University Press (1998), ix, 300 pp. Journal of Political Ecology: Case Studies in History and Society, Volume 6, 1999
56. Cultural Anthropology. 2001 Britannica Book of the Year, 153-154, 2001.
57. Beyond Picturing Culture: A Critique of a Critique. American Anthropologist 103(2):1-6, 2001
58. Cultural Anthropology. 2002 Britannica Book of the Year, 159-160, 2002.
59. Arab & Muslim America: Emergent Scholarship, New Visibility, Conspicuous Gap in Academe. American Anthropologist, September 2003.
60. U.N. Should Act to Protect Muslim Women”. In Anthropologists In the Public Sphere: Speaking Out on War, Peace, and American Power. Roberto J. Gonzalez, editor. University of Texas Press, 2004.
61. Djellaba. Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Steele, Valerie, editor, 2005. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons.
62. Kaffiyeh. Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Steele, Valerie, editor, 2005. Detroit:Charles Scribner's Sons.
63. Hijab. Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Steele, Valerie, editor, 2005. Detroit: Charles Scribner’s Sons.
64. Confronting Hegemony, Resisting Occupation. In Resisting Racism & Xenophobia: Global Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Human Rights. Harrison, Faye, editor. Walnut Creek: Altamira Press, 2005, 251-168.
65. Regreso al futuro de la Antropología Visual. In Culturas, Poder y Mercado, Juan Agudo Turrico, editor. Sevilla: Fundación El Monte, 2005: 59-88.
66. An Enduring International "Gendered Resistance, Feminist Veiling, Islamic Feminism". The Ahfad Journal, Women and Change 22 (1): 53-78, 2005.
67. Had it been your face would you leave it as is? Female circumcision among the Nubians of Egypt. In Female Circumcision: Multicultural Perspectives. Rogaia, A, ed. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.
68. Shared Knowledge, Embodied Structure, Mediated Process: The Case of the Zapotec of Oaxaca. Conference Proceedings, Cog Sci 2006, 28th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 26-29, 2006
69. Back to the Future of Visual Anthropology: >From Rock Art, to Visual Ethnography, to PowerPoint In Memories of the Origins of Ethnographic Film. Engelbrecht, Beate, editor. Frankfurt, M et.al. Peter Lang Verlag, 437-458, 2007.
70. Private Reflections. IJMES (International Journal of Middle East Studies) 39: 172-173, 2007.
71. Dress from the Gulf States, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE. (with Wesam al-Othman) Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, Central and Southwest Asia, Volume 5, Berg Publishers, 245-251, 2010.
72. Islam and Islamically Correct Dress (Hijab). Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, Central and Southwest Asia, Volume 5, Berg Publishers, 446-448, 2010.
73. Review Essay (Arabic): An Anthropological Critique of the Politics of Piety by Saba Mahmoud; Al-Mesbar, Mesbar Studies & Research Centre, Dubai, the Emirates, December 2010.
الجدل الذاتي حول التقوى في الإسلام والمرأة المسلمة: نقد انثربولوجي حول الدراسات الثقافية لكتاب سياسات الولاء: الصحوة الإسلامية ودور المرأة. تأليف صبا محمود، مطبعة جامعة برينستون، 2005. كتاب المسبار الشهري , مركز المسبار للدراسات والبحوث – دبى , الامارات ديسمبر 2010
74. The Cognitive Path through Kinship. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 33, Issue 05, pp. 384-385, 2010.
75. مفهوم الأسرة بين الواقع والفكر الاجتماعى. الدوحة، صفحة 135 العدد 50، ديسمبر2011
The Arab Notion of ‘Family’: Concept and Practice, Al-Doha Magazine: 50, 135, December 2011.
76. Kinship by Suckling: Extending Limits on Alliance in Endogamous Systems. Anthropologicheskii Forum (Anthropological Forum) - Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences, Special Forum on Kinship, Forum No 15: 381-384, 2011.
77. Westermarck Hypothesis Reconsidered: A Comment on “Karo Batak Cousin Marriage, Cosocialization, and the Westermarck Hypothesis”, by Kushnick and Fessler, Current Anthropology, Volume 53, Number 1, February 2012, (with Dwight W. Read).
78. Suckling as Kinship. Anthropology Newsletter, in press.
79. Knowledge Production and the Visual Medium. Cairo Papers in Social Science, Sights of Knowledge: Debates about Visual Production in the Middle East, in press.
80. Milk and Blood: Kinship among Muslim Arabs in Qatar. Anthropos, in press.
81. Culture, Local Knowledge, Venn Diagrams, and Sustainability: A Paradox of Complexity. In Sustainable Development: An Introduction Focusing on the Gulf Region, edited by Paul Sillitoe, Berghahn, Oxford, UK, in press.
82. Moon, Sun, Desert, Sea: Knowledge of Space, Time and Natural Environment – The Case of Qatar. In Proceedings of Workshop Cultural Models of Nature and the Environment: Self, Space, and Causality – September 1-4 2011, edited by Giovanni Bennardo, The Institute for Environment, Sustainability, and Energy, Northern Illinois University, in press.
83. What Suckling Is All About: Implications for Kinship Studies. Ethnologist. (submitted)
REVIEW ARTICLES (Books/Films)
84. Review of Kinship and Modernization in Mediterranean Society, edited by J. G. Peristiany. The Center for Mediterranean Studies, 1976. American Anthropologist 7(3): 68-688 (1977).
85. Review of Beyond the Veil: Male and Female Dynamics in a Modern Muslim Society, Fatima Mernissi. Massachusetts: Schenkman Publishing Company, 1975. Sociology and Social Research 62(3): 499-501 (1978).
86. Review of Aith Waryaghar of the Moroccan Rif: An Ethnography and History, David M. Hart. Viking Fund Publications in Anthropology (55), edited by Colin M. Turnbull. Arizona: The University of Arizona Press, 1976. American Anthropologist 81(4): 936-938 (1979).
87. Review of Le Prophète et Pharaon: Les Mouvements Islamistes dans l'Egypte Contemporaine, Gilles Kepel. Paris: Editions La Découverte, 1984. International Journal of Middle East Studies 18 (1): 100-104 (1986).
88. Review of Family in Contemporary Egypt, Andrea B. Rugh. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1984. American Ethnologist.
89. Review of Dollar, Dove & Eagle: One Hundred Years of Palestinian Migration to Honduras, Nancie L. Gonzalez. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992. MESA Bulletin 28 (1): 65-66, 1994.
90. (with Andrei Simic) Review of Pomak Portraits: The Women of Breznitsa (43 minutes) and Old Ibrahim's World (41 minutes), two Videos by Asen Balikci, produced 1994, released 1997. American Anthropologist 101 (4), December 2000.
91. Review of Middle Eastern Women and the Invisible Economy, Richard A. Lobban, Jr. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1998. American Anthropologist 102 (1), March 2000.
92. Review of Images of Enchantment: Visual and Performing Arts of the Middle East, Sherifa Zuhur, ed. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1998. Visual Anthropology 13: 433-435, 2000.
93. Review of Islam and Gender: The Religious Debate in Contemporary Iran, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, 1999. Princeton: Princeton University Press. American Ethnologist, 29:2, 2001.
94. Review of Modernizing Women: Gender and Social Change in the Middle East by V. Moghadam (2nd edition), 2003. CHOICE, February 2004.
95. Review of Muslims in the enlarged Europe: religion and society, ed. by Brigitte Maréchal et al. Brill, 2003. CHOICE, July 2004.
96. Review of Muslims in the United States: The Sate of Research by Karen Isaksen Leonard. Russell Sage Foundation, 2003. CHOICE, September 2004.
97. Review of Islam in Urban America: Sunni Muslims in Chicago by Garbi Schmidt. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 2004. Journal of American Ethnic History, Summer 2005.
98. Review of Middle Eastern Lives in America, by Amir Marvasti and Karyn D. McKinney. Rowman & Littlefield, 2005 (c2004). CHOICE, November 2005.
99. Review of A Shop of One's Own: Independence and Reputation Among Traders in Aleppo, by Rabo, Annika. B. Tauris, 2005. CHOICE, December 2006.
100. Review of The Veil Unveiled: Beyond Appearances (film 2004 directed by Vanessa Langer). Visual Anthropology Review 22 (2): 75-77, 2006.
101. Review of The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore and Politics, edited by Jennifer Heath. Arab Studies Quarterly, VOL.32- NUMBER 1, WINTER 2010.
102. Review of Visual Interventions: Applied Visual Anthropology, edited by Sarah Pink, 2007. The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (Man): 17- 678-679, 2011.
103. Is There An Islamic Alternative? The Case of Egypt's Contemporary Islamic Movement. Middle East Insight 1(4): 19-24 (1981).
104. Religious Revival and Islamic Survival in Egypt. Reprinted in Middle East Insight 2(1): 31-36 (1981).
105. Die Ruckkehr zum Schleier: Vom unaufhaltsamen Siegeszug eins konservativen Symbols. Nahost in Flammen, Der Monat 285: 165-178 (1982).
106. The Killing of Sadat And After: A Current Assessment of Egypt's Islamic Movement. Middle East Insight 2(5): 20-27 (1982).
107. Veiled Activism: Egyptian Women in the Islamic Movement. Reprinted in Egypt Then and Now II (1): 21-25 (1984).
108. The Mood in Egypt: Summer Heat or Revolution? Middle East Insight 4 (4 & 5): 30- 39 (1986).
109. Aspects of Gulf Arab Culture & Society. In Gulf Arab States: Beyond Camels, Oil, and Sand Dunes, Ammar, Suad, Project Director. Placentia: Placentia Library, 1991.
110. Waging War on Civilization: Report on the Archeology of Mesopotamia. War Crimes: A Report on United States War Crimes against Iraq. Ramsey Clark, ed. Washington D.C.: Maisonneuve Press.
111. OPED, Los Angeles Times, Feminism Comes of Age in Islam, 1992.
112. OP-ED, The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta Constitution (Sunday Edition). Distorted View Shrouds Image of Muslim Women, 1992.
113. OP-ED, Los Angeles Times, Mubarak Should Call an Election and Step Aside, 1993.
114. OP-ED, Newsday (New York), UN Should Act to Protect Muslim Women, April 13, 1998.
115. OP-ED, Pacific News Service, Nobel Choice Sends Message to American Feminists, October 22, 2003.