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Maya Mikdashi

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Maya Mikdashi (F'14-16)

Mellon Postdoctoral Associate, Institute for Research on Women (IRW) Scholar, in conjunction with the Women’s and Gender Studies Department

Email: maya.mikdashi@rutgers.edu

Maya received her Ph.D. from Columbia University's Department of Anthropology. Her dissertation, entitled "Sex, Secularism and Sectarianism: Practicing Citizenship in Contemporary Lebanon," is an ethnography of the Lebanese legal system and of the entanglements between gender, sex, and sectarianism. She is also Co-Founder/Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine and Co-Director of the documentary film About Baghdad. She works at the intersection of legal anthropology, feminism, queer theory, and theories of secularism and religion.

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