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Dr Michelle Obeid - postgraduate opportunities

postgraduate opportunities


I am interested in supervising doctoral projects focusing on the following themes:

• The anthropology of the state and political transformation (with a specific focus on the Middle East)

• The anthropology of borders, mobility, migration and diaspora

• The anthropology and of kinship, family and relatedness 

• The anthropology of livelihoods 

• Gender and social change


Current Phd Projects

Sensing the Revolution: Media Production in Post-Revolutionary Iran (Ahmad Moradi)

Living ‘Free and Real’: An Eco-Community’s Socio-Economic and Environmental Responses to the Eurozone Crisis in Greece (Elvira Wepfer)

Once Upon a Place: Social Histories of Urban Regeneration and the Aesthetics of Decay in Beirut (Samar Kanafani) 

Beyond Borders: Social Networks of Refugees in Bradford, West Yorkshire (Victoria Elahi) 

Welfare and Provision in Xanthi, Greece (Phaedra Bakalaki)

Public Space in Lebanon (Alice Stefanelli)

Role of Shi’a Media Producers and Mourning Songs in Kuwait (Nada Al-Hudaid)

The Wasatiyya Movement: Egyptian Debates On Religious Tolerance, Minority Rights, And Democratic Pluralism (Hanan Benadi)

Reconciling Boundaries: Deconstructing Virginity in Contemporary Urban Turkey (Patricia Scalco)

The Women Piety Movement in Nablus City: A Practice Theory Approach (Ferial Khalifah)


Completed PhD projects

A Bargain for Power: Mass Organisation in Totalitarian States – The Case of the General Union of Syrian Women (Esther Meininghaus)


The Politics of Religious Leadership in Modern Lebanon (Alex Henley)