Dr. Suad Joseph
University of California, Davis
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology & Women's Studies
Anthropology Department, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616
Office (530) 752-1593 Fax (530) 752-8885 Secretary (530) 752-0745
1962-66 State University of New York at Cortland. B.A. Social Science. Magna cum Laude.
1966-67 University of Pittsburgh. Anthropology. One year graduate work.
1967-75 Columbia University Anthropology. Ph.D. 1975. Thesis title: The Politicization of Religious Sects in Borj Hammoud, Lebanon.
Suad Joseph, born in Lebanon, completed her PhD in Anthropology at Columbia University. She has investigated the policitization of religious sects in Lebanon and the connections between religion, ethnicity and state. That work led her to study the impact of women and family on religion and state and their impacts on subjectivity in the Middle East and their diaspora. Current projects include the representation of Muslims in US print news media. She is General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures(Brill 2003-2007) and EWIC Online (2009 -). She is Editor of: Intimate Selving in Arab Families: Gender, Self and Identity (1999, Syracuse); and of Gender and Citizenship in the Middle East (2000, Syracuse), co-editor of Women and Power in the Middle East (U. Pennsylvania 2001. She founded the Middle East Research Group in Anthropology (which became the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association); the Association for Middle East Women's Studies; the Arab Families Working Group; and a Consortium of 5 universities in Egypt, Lebanon, and Palestine, with UC Davis where she is Professor of Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies and is the founding Director of the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program. She co-founded the Association for Arab American Studies. She was recognized at UC Davis by receiving the Graduate Mentor Award from the Consortium for Women and Research; the Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award; and Chancellor's Award for Diversity and Community. She was honored by alma maters by being selected for the Cortland Jr/Sr High School "Wall of Fame" and the State University of New York, Cortland, "Academic Hall of Fame". She was President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America 2010-11.
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WOMEN AND ISLAMIC CULTURES. LEIDEN: BRILL.
|2003||Volume I. Methodologies, Paradigms and Sources.|
|2005||Volume II. Family, Law, and Politics.|
|2006||Volume III. Family, Body, Sexualities, Health.|
|2007||Volume IV. Economics, Education, Mobility and Space|
|2007||Volume V. Practices, Interpretations and Representations|
|2007||Volume VI. Index and Supplement|
|2010-Ongoing||Supplements I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII EWIC Online|
Edited and Co-Edited Books
|1978||Muslim-Christian Conflicts: Economic, Political and Social Origins. Eds. Suad Joseph and Barbara L.K. Pillsbury. Boulder, CO.: Westview Press|
|1999||Building Citizenship in Lebanon. Eds. Walid Moubarak, Antoine Messarra, and Suad Joseph. Beirut: Lebanese American University Press. (In Arabic)|
|1999||Gender and Citizenship in Lebanon. Eds. Najla Hamadeh, Jean Said Makdisi, Suad Joseph. Beirut: Dar al Jadid Press. (In Arabic)|
|1999||Intimate Selving in Arab Families: Gender, Self and Identity. Suad Joseph, Ed., Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.|
|2000||Gender and Citizenship in the Middle East. Suad Joseph, Ed., Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.|
|2001||Women and Power in the Middle East. Eds. Suad Joseph and Susan Slyomovics. Philadelphia: U. of Pennsylvania Press|
|2010||Framings: Rethinking Arab Family Projects.|