Fadwa El Guindi

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Personal information

Title: 

Professor of Anthropology

Birthyear: 
1941

Contact information (private)

Personal email address: 
fg77@anthro.ucla.edu

Contact information (work)

Company name: 
Qatar University
Department: 
Anthropology
Address: 
Qatar Foundation
Work email address: 
fadwa.elguindi@qu.edu.qa

Education

PhD, Anthropology, University of Texas - Austin, 1972.

BA, Political Science, American University in Cairo, 1960.

Competences

Arab Gulf Culture and Society

Nubia

Islam and Islamic Movements

Visual Field Methods

Zapotec Culture

 Settled Pastoral Nomadism

Languages: 

Arabic

English

French

Spanish

Jobs

Work history: 

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Qatar University, 2006-2012.

Visiting Professor of Anthropology, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, 2004-2005.

Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Southern California, 1982-2004.

Retired Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA), 1981-present. 

Honorary office and memberships: 

Member, International Advisory Board, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 2012-2015.

Member, Program Committee, Middle East Studies Association, 2001.

Member, Editorial Board, Visual Anthropology Review, 1999-present.

Member, Editorial Board, Field Methods (Journal by Altamira, Sage Publications) 1999-present.

Productions and works: 

 She has more than eighty publications; either visual, printed books, or printed research articles.

Ghurbal, 30-minute 16mm. color, funded by a Grant from the Smithsonian Institution. (Egyptian Ceremonial Crafts Series 1). El Nil Research, 1995.

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.

Awards

Distinctions: 

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.

Awards: 

 Qatar University Award for Research Excellence, 2011-2012.

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.