About Dr. Naber
Nadine Naber received her PhD in Cultural Anthropology at the University of California, Davis. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago and a member of the Diaspora Studies Cluster. She came to the University of Illinois from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she co-founded Arab American Studies (an Ethnic Studies unit within the Program in American Culture). She is author of Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism (NYU Press, 2012). She is co-editor, with Amaney Jamal, of Race and Arab Americans (Syracuse University Press, 2008). She is co-editor, with Rabab Abdulhadi and Evelyn Alsultany, of Arab and Arab American Feminisms Perspectives, winner of the Arab American Book Award 2012 (Syracuse University Press, 2010). Nadine is an editorial board of the Middle East Research and Information Project ; an advisory board member of the Expanding Frontiers: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality book series wit the University of Nebraska Press; and a member of the Arab Families Working Group.Nadine is co-founder of the Arab Women's Solidarity Association, North America (cyber AWSA); Arab Movement of Women arising for Justice (AMWAJ) and Arab Women’s Activist Network (AWAN) and a former board member of Incite! Women of Color against Violence; Racial Justice 9-11; and the Women of Color Resource Center.
Between 2011 and 2012, Nadine Naber was a Human Rights Faculty Fellow within the University of Michigan's Center for International and Comparative Studies. During the 2012-2013 academic year, Nadine is also the recipient of UIC's Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement's Public Discourse award. She will be working with the Arab American Action Network on a public dialogue about gender violence among Arab American communities
Nadine Naber has been selected as an International Fellow with the Open Society Foundation’s Academic Fellowship Program (2013-2014) to work with the Institute of Women’s Studies at Birzeit University in Palestine. Through workshops as well as site-visits, she will work with Birzeit faculty on their research and curricular needs and plans for reform.During the 2012-2013 academic year, Nadine is also the recipient of UIC's Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement's Public Discourse award. She will be working with the Arab American Action Network on a public dialogue in Chicago about struggles over gender and immigration among Arab American communities. Between 2011 and 2012, Nadine Naber was a Human Rights Faculty Fellow within the University of Michigan's Center for International and Comparative Studies.
Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism
Arab and Arab American Feminisms
Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11