Program Director, Middle East North Africa; Inter-AsiaE-mail: email@example.comPhone: (718) 517-3660
Seteney Shami has been with the Social Science Research Council since July 1999 and is director of the Middle East and North Africa program as well as the InterAsia Program. She also currently serves as founding director of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS), a regional nonprofit organization headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon. She received her doctorate in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. Shami's most recent publication is an edited volume, Publics, Politics and Participation: Locating the Public Sphere in the Middle East and North Africa (SSRC Books, 2010), and her most recent article (coauthored with Nefissa Naguib) is "Occluding Difference: Ethnic Identity and the Shifting Zones of Theory on the Middle East and North Africa," which will appear in Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa: The State of the Art (Indiana University Press, 2012). Shami has served on the editorial boards of several publications, including Central Asian Survey, The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnos, and International Migration Review.