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Rethinking Modern Lebanese History

  • Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture #2 Umar Ibn Al Khatteb 50 Amman Jordan (map)

A widely published scholar, Dr. Malek Abi Saab specializes in modern Middle Eastern history, colonialism and the nation state, women’s resistance, and Islamic movements. His current research deals with Syrian-Lebanese women and civil wars, female domestic labor in Lebanon, and peasant and labor unrest during and after Lebanon’s French colonial period.
He is also co-authoring a book on the Shi’i of Lebanon.
At McGill University, Dr. Abi Saab teaches courses dealing with the social and political transformation of the Middle East and women in Islamic societies, exploring new conceptual tools and comparative frameworks for discussing gender, labor, and the nation-state in the Middle East

Later Event: July 30
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