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Suad Joseph

Distinguished Research Professor, University of California, Davis
HRLI Grantee

Suad Joseph is a distinguished research professor at the University of California, Davis. She is the founder and founding president of several organizations, such as the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association, the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS), the Arab Families Working Group, the UC Davis Arab Region Consortium, the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) of North America, the Arab American Studies Association, the Association of Middle East Anthropology (cofounder), the Middle East / South Asia Studies Program at UC Davis (cofounder), the Feminist Research Institute, and the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. She is the general editor of the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures and has edited or coedited twelve books and published over one hundred articles in journals and books. The most recent of these include Arab Family Studies: Critical Reviews (Syracuse University Press, 2018), the award-winning Arab American Women: Representation and Refusal (Syracuse University Press, 2021), The Politics of Engaged Gender Research in the Arab Region (Bloomsbury, 2022), the Routledge Handbook on Women in the Middle East (2023) and Reporting Islam:  Muslim Women in the New York Times, 1979–2011 (Bloomsbury, 2023). She was awarded the UC Davis Prize for teaching and research, the MESA Jere L. Bacharach Service Award in 2019, and the AMEWS and Arab American Studies Association Lifetime Service Awards.

Featured Work: Reporting Islam: Muslim Women in the New York Times, 1979–2011; “Knowledge Production on Women and Gender in the Arab Region: Local Contexts“; “Media Representations and the Criminalization of Arab Americans and Muslim Americans

Upcoming Projects: Genealogy of Terminology: The New York Times, 1851–2023