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Professor of Anthropology
Reem Saad

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The American University in Cairo (AUC)
Rm.1008, New Cairo Campus, AUC Avenue
+2 02 2615 1317


D.Phil., Social Anthropology, St. Antony's College, Oxford, 1994
MA, Sociology and Anthropology, The American University in Cairo
BA, Middle East Studies, The American University in Cairo


Social Anthropology

Work history

Research Associate Professor, Social Research Center, The American University in Cairo
Op-ed contributor to Shorouk newspaper
August 1993. Tutorial Instructor for Institute for Scholars in International Studies- Europe (ISISE), Oxford
Honorary office and memberships: 
Editorial Board member Cairo Papers in Social Science.
Contributing Editor for MERIP (The Middle East Research and Information Project)
Member of the International Advisory Board, Journal of Peasant Studies
Member of the International Advisory Committee of Ethnos (Journal of Anthropology, National Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm). (1998-2002)
Contributing Editor for the Review of African Political Economy
Productions and works: 
Through the Social Research Center, she has taken part in many development projects as project coordinator and principle investigator, such as:
The Organisation of Work and Production in Qena and Aswan, Social and Economic Impacts of New Egyptian Land Reform Legislation on the Rural Economy, and the Rural Transformation in Upper Egypt.
Has directed and co-directed and participated in the making of a number of documentary films, including: “Four Women of Egypt”. National Film Board, Canada, 1997, and "Marriage Egyptian Style", Under the Sun series, BBC 2, 1992.
She is widely published. Her works include: "Egyptian Workers in Paris- Economic Migration and the Male Burden under Transnationalism". Kvinder, Køn & Forskning (Women, Gender & Research) 2-3/2007
"Transnational Experiences: Europe - Middle East";


Ioma-Evans Pritchard Junior Research Fellow, St. Anne's College, University of Oxford, 1993-1995.
Dean's Academic Honor Roll: 1981, 1982, 1983. American University in Cairo.
1988-1989 Overseas Research Award, Universities and Colleges in the UK
1988 Peter Lienhardt Memorial Award, University of Oxford.
Honorable Mention winner in the 1993 Golden Gate Awards Competition for "Marriage Egyptian Style", Under the Sun series, San Francisco International Film Festival.
Best Long Documentary Prize and Public’s Prize for "Four Women of Egypt", Portugal Film Festival 1997.