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Please join the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies for a live webinar with Maya Mikdashi, a scholar of law, the state, sovereignty, religion and secularism, and gender and sexuality. 

Her first book, Sextarianism: Sovereignty, Secularism and the State in Lebanon, was awarded Honorable Mention by the Michelle Rosaldo Biannual Book Prize at the Association for Feminist Anthropology. The book won the Society for Cultural Anthropology's Gregory Bateson Book Award, the Fatima Mernissi Book Award at the Middle East Studies Association, the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies Book Award and the LGBTQ Caucus Book Award at the International Studies Association. Her scholarship has been translated into Arabic, Turkish, Farsi, Spanish, Korean, Portuguese, French and German.

Mikdashi is an associate professor of women’s, gender and sexuality Studies and director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University, an MA from Georgetown University and a BA from the Lebanese American University in Beirut. She is on the editorial boards of Social Text and the Journal of Palestine Studies. Mikdashi is also a co-founding editor of Jadaliyya, an electronic outlet dedicated to public scholarship and scholarly journalism on the contemporary, transnational Middle East. 

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