Farha Ghannam

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Farha Ghannam

Professor Ghannam is an authority on contemporary Islamic practices and identities and gender and sexuality in the Middle East. Some of her other areas of teaching and research interest are globalization and transnationalism; displacement and relocation; gender and the body; urban ethnography; spatial practices; identity; anthropological theories; and history of ethnography. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in Jordan and Egypt.

She is the author of Remaking the Modern: Space, Relocation, and the Politics of Identity in a Global Cairo (University of California Press, 2002); a forthcoming book about embodiment, religion, gender, and globalization; and numerous journal articles. She is also co-editor of Health and Identity in Egypt (The American University in Cairo Press, 2004).

Professor Ghannam received her B.A. and M.A. from Yarmouk University, Jordan, and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.