• Welcome!

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The mission of the SOAN degrees offered by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies is to make students aware of the different contributions of anthropology and sociology to an understanding of the worlds we live in. The aim is to train students in the conceptual, research, and applied tools of these two components. Through independent, critical, and advocacy fieldwork, attention is given to the historical and cross-cultural heritage of Arab society and its relation to the rest of the world.​

    ​News & Events

    June 8, 2018: Professor Sari Hanafi first Arab to be elected President of the International Sociological Association (ISA). Read more.​ 

    May 17, 2018: "Resilience and Informality: the Case of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon". Panel discussion with Sophie Richter-Devroe, Veronica Buffon, Georgios Karyotis and Elisabeth Saleh. Organized by Nada Ghandour-Demiri. Co- sponsored by Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar Foundation, University of Glasgow, Global Challenges Research Fund and the Doha International Family Institute, 


    Recent Publications

    ​Al-Hardan, Anaheed (2017), “Memories for the Return? Remembering the Nakba by the First Generation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria,” Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies 16 (2): 177-192.


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