I am a PhD student in the Anthropology Department. My research interests include disability studies, citizenship, sovereignty, political movements, violence, war, medical anthropology, secularism, sectarianism, and Islam in Lebanon, Palestine, and the broader Middle East. I am currently researching the disability rights movement in Lebanon, which began in the middle of the Lebanese Civil War. I am studying its beginnings during the civil war and its political trajectory since that time. In particular, I am interested in their discourses on disability rights, non-sectarianism, and the limits of these discourses when it comes to the large refugee population in Lebanon, which includes a a substantial sub-population of people with disabilities.

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