Fadwa El Guindi
Professor of Anthropology
PhD, Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, 1972
BA, Political Science, American University in Cairo, 1960
Arab Islamic Culture and Society
Islam and Islamic Movements
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of Qatar, 2006-Present
Visiting Professor of Anthropology, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, 2004-2005
Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Southern California, 1996-Present
Editor-in-Chief (with co-Editor) of Journal, Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life. Springer. (2005-2006).
President, Middle East Section (American Anthropological Association), 1999-2000.
President, Society for Visual Anthropology (American Anthropological Association), 1994-1996.
Member, Middle East Studies Association
By Noon Prayer: The Rhythm of Islam. Berg Publishers, 2008.
Veil: Modesty, Privacy, Resistance. Berg Publishers, 1999.
The Myth of Ritual: A Native's Ethnography of Zapotec Life-Crisis Rituals. Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 1986.
Innovated the methodology of “native ethnography”
Widely consulted by the US media on issues of Arab and Islamic culture
Invited frequently in the US and abroad to give public lectures
Finalist, Katherine Briggs Folklore Award, for book Veil: Modesty, Privacy and Resistance, November 2000
Grand Prize, Best Ethnographic Film on Arab-Islamic Culture, International Mediterranean Festival for Visual Anthropology, Palermo, Sicily, November 1989
Fulbright Islamic Civilization Senior Scholar, 1981-1982