Mellon Fellows


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Maya Mikdashi (2014-16)

Maya received her Ph.D. from Columbia University's Department of Anthropology. Her dissertation, entitled "Sex, Secularism and Sectarianism: Practicing Citizenship in Contemporary Lebanon," is an ethnography of the Lebanese legal system and of the entanglements between gender, sex, and sectarianism. She is also Co-Founder/Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine and Co-Director of the documentary film About Baghdad. She works at the intersection of legal anthropology, feminism, queer theory, and theories of secularism and religion.

Former Mellon Fellows

Annie Fukushima (2013-15)

Nadia Guessous (2012-14)

Aren Aizura (2011-2013)


See Also

2015-2016 IRW Seminar Fellows

2014-2015 IRW Global Scholars

Rockefeller Resident Fellows in the Humanities 1986-1989 and 1998-2001