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Lila Abu-Lughod Website

Lila Abu-Lughod is the Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University in New York.  She teaches Anthropology and Women’s Studies and directs the Center for the Study of Social Difference. Her scholarship, strongly ethnographic and mostly based on research in Egypt, has focused on three broad issues: the relationship between cultural forms and power; the politics of knowledge and representation; and the question of women’s rights in the Middle East. Among her award-winning books are Veiled SentimentsWriting Women’s WorldsRemaking Women: Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East; and Dramas of Nationhood. A member of the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia, she has co-edited with Ahmad H. Sa’di: Nakba: Palestine, 1948, and the Claims of Memory and recently published an essay in Seeking Palestine: New Palestinian Writing on Exile and Home.