Lamia Shehadeh

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Personal information

Title: 
Researcher, Writer

Contact information (private)

Postbox: 
113-6551
Address: 
Hamra, Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Fax: 
961 1 349332
Personal email address: 
lshehade@cyberia.net.lb

Education

Doctorate degree, 1969, Harvard University, United States of America.
Bachelor degree, 1961, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Humanities (History)
Gender
Activism – Women’s Rights
Semitic languages
Cultural Studies
Languages: 
Arabic
English
French
German
Greek (ancient)
Latin

Work history

Associate Professor, 2004, American University of Beirut.

Associate Editor of Berytus, 1988-2003, American University of Beirut.

Director of Civilization Sequence Program, 1988 - 1994, American University of Beirut.

Member of University Senate, 1990 - 1994, American University of Beirut.

Chairperson of several Arts and Sciences committees (Admissions, Administrative, Scholarship, Curriculum, Library), 1990 - 1994, American University of Beirut.

Honorary office and memberships

Vice President of the Harvard Club of Lebanon, 2009 - present.

Member of the Harvard Club of Lebanon, 2007 - 2010.

Founder of the Center for Women-in-Crisis, of the Young Women Christian Association (Beirut), February, 2006.

Member of the Board of the Young Women Christian Association (Beirut), 2004 - 2006.

Founding member and Vice President of the Non-Governmental Committee Pursuant to Women's Issues (after Beijing), 1996 - 1998.

Member of the American Association of University Professors & the Association of Middle East Women Studies, 2002 - 2004.

Member of the Association of Arab American University Graduates, 1998 - 2002.

Member of Executive Board of the Non-Governmental Committee Pursuant to Women's Issues (after Beijing), 1998 - 2000.

Member of the Lebanese Studies Association, 1993-1995.

Member of the Middle East Studies Association of North America, 1991 - 2004.

Member of the American Schools of Oriental Research & the American Oriental Society, 1964 - 1975.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Shehadeh, L. (2003). The idea of women in fundamentalist Islam. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
  • Shehadeh, L. (Ed.). (1999). Women and war in Lebanon. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
  • Shehadeh, L. (1998, November). The legal status of married women in Lebanon. International Journal of Middle East Studies, (30), 4, 501-519.
  • Shehadeh, L. (Ed.). (1995). Bilad al-Sham fi 'ahd Muhammad 'Ali Pasha 1831-1841 [Syria under Muhammad Ali Pasha 1831-1841]. A collection of Asad J. Rustum's articles on Syria, Palestine and Lebanon under Muhammad Ali Pasha. Fully annotated with an introduction and index. Jounieh: Pauline Press.
  • Shehadeh, L. (Ed.). (1995). Bi-kanisaten wahidaten rasouliyyah [One Apostolic Church]. A collection of Asad J. Rustum's articles on the Church of Antioch and related material. Fully annotated with an introduction and index. Jounieh: Pauline Press.
  • Shehadeh, L. (Ed.). (1970). Asad J. Rustum's Lubnan fi 'ahd al-mutasarrifiyyah [Lebanon during the Mutasarrifiyyah]. Beirut: Publications of al-Nahar.

Awards and Distinctions

Distinguished Faculty Service Award from the American University of Beirut for research, publications and teaching, 2004.

Visiting Scholar from Harvard University for research on the subject of women in Islamic fundamentalist discourse, 2000.

Teaching fellowship from Harvard University for excellent performance as student in the doctorate program, 1965-1969.