Sociology-Anthropology Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies
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    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.​

    ​Events

    April 5, 2019: Dr. Sylvain Perdigon "Steps to an ecology of refuge (along with a manifesto for the Environmental Humanities at AUB)" in Building 37's conference room, at 12pm.


    April 3, 2019: Dr. Theodoros Rakopoulos "'Buying Passports': Becoming a European Citizen in Cyprus" in​ Building 37 (behind the old Lee Observatory), at 5.30.

    March 20, 2019: Dr. Paulo Pinto: "Mystical Bodies: Sufi Ritual and Embodiment in Pre-War Aleppo​" in Nicely Hall, Room 204, at 12.30pm​ (part of Brown Bag series).​


    February 6, 2019: Dr. Andrew Bush: "Relating to Islam in Iraqi Kurdistan: Beyond the Piety of Sufis and Islamists"  in Nicely Hall, Room 103 at 6pm.​

    February 5, 2019: Dr. Elizabeth Saleh: "Of Vineyards and Scrapyards: Markets as Social Experiments" in Building 37 (behind the old Lee Observatory), at 5pm.

    February 1, 2019: Dr. Lamia Moghnieh: "Psychiatry's cultural authority: Diagnosing and debating the women patients of Asfouriyeh hospital" iBuilding 37 (behind the old Lee Observatory), at 5pm.​


    January 31, 2019: Dr. Fuad Musallam: "Feeling like an activist: an ethnography of political experience in Beirut" in Building 37 (behind the old Lee Observatory), at 6pm.​