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el-Aswad, El-Sayed

Professor, Sociology

El-Sayed el-Aswad is currently professor of anthropology and Chair of Department of Sociology at United Arab Emirates University. He has previously taught at Tanta University, Wayne State University and Bahrain University. He received his doctorate degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has been awarded fellowships from various institutes including the Fulbright Program, Ford Foundation, Egyptian government, and United Arab Emirates. He is a member of Editorial Advisory Boards of Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES) and Muslims in Global Societies Series, Co-editor of CyberOrient: Online Journal of the Virtual Middle East and contributing editor: Tabsir: Insight on Islam and the Middle East. He is a member of the American Anthropological Association and the Middle Eastern Studies of North America and has published widely in both Arabic and English. Prof el-Aswad teaches across the range of levels, from the Social Studies undergraduate program to the taught Doctorate in Philosophy (Anthropology and Sociology) where she also supervises PhD students. He is the author of 2012. Muslim Worldviews and Everyday Lives. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, Rowman & Littlefield Publisher. 2002. Religion and Folk Cosmology: Scenarios of the Religion and Folk Cosmology: Scenarios of the Visible and Invisible in Rural Egypt. Westport, CT: Praeger Press (2002) http://www.greenwood.com/books/BookDetail.asp?dept_id=1&sku=H924, Symbolic Anthropology: A Critical Comparative Study of Current Interpretative Approaches of Culture (First reference to introduce Symbolic Anthropology to Arabic speaking scholars and students). Alexandria: Munsha’at al-Ma’arif, 2010.“Dreams and the Construction of Reality: Symbolic Transformation of the Seen and Unseen in the Egyptian Imagination," Anthropos, 105 (2): 441-453. 2010. “Narrating the Self among Arab Americans: A Bridging Discourse Between Arab tradition and American Culture,” Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES), 19 (2): 234-248.

Ethnic American Studies   
Cultural Studies   
Diaspora/Refugee Studies   
Islamic Studies   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
All Middle East   
Modernity, transition/globalization   
ME/Arab Amer   
Arabic (Native)   
French (Intermediate)   
English (Native)   
PhD1988AnthroU of Michigan
El-Sayed el-Aswad

PO Box 17771
Department of Sociology
United Arab Emirates Univ
Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Em

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