Lila Abu-Lughod

Lila Abu-Lughod is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University. She has published widely on cultural forms, gender, and feminism in the Middle East, based on extensive field research in Egypt. Her books include Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society and Writing Women’s Words: Bedouin Stories. In 2007, she was awarded the American Ethnological Society Senior Book Award for her book Dramas of Nationhood (AUC Press, 2005).