Lila Abu-Lughod headshot
Current Visitor

Lila Abu-Lughod

Affiliation

Social Science

Field of Study

Anthropology, Gender Studies

Home Institution

Columbia University

Lila Abu-Lughod is interested in anthropology and gender politics in/of the Arab and Muslim world. She has focused on questions of representation and ethics; the cultural politics of poetry, media, and museums; and the international circulation of rights discourses. She will be working on "Acknowledgments: Making an Anthropologist."

Dates at IAS

Visitor
School of Social Science
current
Member
School of Social Science

Degrees

Harvard University
Ph.D.
1984
Harvard University
M.A.
1978
Carleton College
B.A.
1974

Honors

2021
General Anthropology Division Cross Field Award
2008
American Ethnological Society Book Prize
2007
Carnegie Scholar
1997
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
1996
NEH Fellowship
1994
Victor Turner Prize
1984
Malcolm Kerr Disseration Prize
1984
Stirling Award

Appointments

Columbia University
2000–2023
Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor Anthropology and Gender Studies
New York University
1991–2000
Professor of Anthropology
Princeton University
1989–1991
Assistant Professor of Religion
Williams College
1984–1987
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology