American Univesity of Beirut

Project Team Members

Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator


Rima Majed (AUB)

Rima Majed is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at American University of Beirut. Her research focuses on social movements, sectarianism, conflict and violence, and gender and intersectionality in the Middle East. She holds a PhD and an MSc in Sociology from the University of Oxford. Dr. Majed was a visiting fellow at the Mamdouha Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University in 2018/2019.  Her work has appeared in many academic and media platforms including Social Forces; Mobilization; Middle East Law and Governance; Global Dialogue; Idafat: The Arab Journal of Sociology; Al Jumhuriya; CNN; Middle East Eyes, OpenDemocracy, and Al Jazeera English.​ 

Project Assistant


Dany Youness

Dany Youness is a current Sociology graduate student at the American University of Beirut. His main research interests revolve around social change and social movements. He assisted in coordinating and managing the details of the “Labor in the MENA Region" project.​

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