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Ray Jureidini

    Associate Professor of Sociology, Institute for Migration Studies, Lebanese American University, Beirut. Director of Research, Center of Design Innovation at the Qatar Foundation, Doha.

    Ray Jureidini is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Institute for Migration Studies at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon. He is also Director of Research in the Center of Design Innovation at the Qatar Foundation in Doha, Qatar. Until December 2011 he was Director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Ray has previously held the position of associate professor and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the American University of Beirut and has taught in several Australian universities. His research interests lie in the fields of industrial and economic sociology, migration, human rights, racism, and xenophobia. His current research looks at temporary labor migration and concepts of ‘unfree’ or ‘slavery-like’ migrant labor and human trafficking, with particular focus on female migrant domestic workers in Lebanon and the Middle East.

    Research Project: Post-Crisis Household Division of Labour in Lebanon


    Selected Publications

    2011      Jureidini, R. “State and Non-State Actors During the Conflict in Lebanon, July-August 2006” in Khalid Koser and Susan Martin (eds)  The Migration-Displacement Nexus: Concepts, Cases and Responses, Berghahan Books, pp 197-215.

    2010       Jureidini, R. “Trafficking and Contract Migrant Workers in the Middle East”, International Migration, Vol. 48 (4) August 2010, pp. 142-163

    2009       Moors, A., Jureidini, R., Ozbay, F., Sabban, R. & Jaber, H. “Migrant Domestic Workers in the Middle East: Becoming Visible in the Public Sphere?” in Seteney Shami (ed) Publics, Politics and Participation: Locating the Public Sphere in the Middle East and North Africa, Columbia University Press and Social Science Research Council, New York.

    2009       Ahmed, Yasmine and Jureidini, Ray An Exploratory Study on Child Domestic Workers in Egypt, Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, Terre des Hommes, American University in Cairo, Egypt, October 2009: 85 pages.

    2009       Jureidini, R. “In the Shadows of Family Life: Towards a History of Domestic Service in Lebanon”, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Vol 5, No. 3, pp74-101.

    2009       Jureidini, R. “Irregular Workers in the Labour Market: migrants and refugees working as domestic workers in Egypt” International Journal on Multicultural Societies (IJMS) Vol. 11, No. 1, 2009, pp. 75-90.

    2006       Jureidini, R. “Sexuality and the Servant: An exploration of Arab images of the sexuality of domestic maids in the household” in S. Khalaf and J. Gagnon (eds)  Sexuality in the Arab World. Saqi Press, London, Chapter 6, pp. 130-151.

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