Who Is She

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Associate Professor of Anthropology
Hania Sholkamy

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American University in Cairo
Social Research Centre


PhD, Social Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1997
MA, Sociology and Anthropology, American University in Cairo, 1988
BA, Middle East Studies, American University in Cairo, 1985


Forced Migration and Refugees
Qualitative Methods
Reproductive Health

Work history

Research Associate Professor, The Social Research Center, The American University in Cairo, 2003-Present
Arab states Regional Convener of the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment Research and Program Consortium in partnership with the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex, UK
Lecturer, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain, 2002-2005
Research Coordinator, Forced Migration and Refugee Studies at AUC and Development Research Centre on Migration and Poverty-Sussex University, 2002-2003
Productions and works: 
"The Frustrations and Future of Teaching: Qualitative Methods to Researchers in the Arab World" in Anthropology in The Middle East, 2006.
"Old Men’s Tales or Medicine: Physicians Perceptions of Gender and Reproduction in an Egyptian Teaching Hospital" in Managing Birth and Death: Global Perspectives. Berghahn Press, 2006.
With Osman, Magued and Harb, O.G. “A New Social Contract for Egypt” in Choosing Our Future: Towards a New Social Contract, Egypt Human Development Report 2005, UNDP, p. 45-60


Fellow at the Center for Health and Population Research, AUB, Beirut, Lebanon, July, 2004.
Ioma Evans-Pritchard Junior Research Fellow, ST Anne's College, Oxford University, 1995.
Firth Prize, Department of Anthropology, LSE, 1994.