Sofian Merabet

Anthropology, Austin
Fellowship: 01.09.2014–28.02.2015


Sofian Merabet earned his PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University, New York. Currently, he teaches in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin, where he is affiliated with the Centers for Middle Eastern Studies, European Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, as well as with the Institute of Latin American Studies. Previously, he held teaching appointments at New York University, the University of Louisville and the American University of Beirut.


Fields of Research

  • Socio-Cultural Theory
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Urban Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Queer Theory
  • Muslim World


Publications (Selection)

  • Queer Beirut. The University of Texas Press (2014).
  • Queer Habitus: Bodily Performance and Queer Ethnography in Lebanon. Published by Identities (2014).
  • Se dire »gay«. Entre la (ré)appropriation d'un espace queer et la formation de nouvelles identités dans le Liban d'aujourd'hui. In: Tumultes n°41 (octobre 2013), Dire les homosexualités d'une rive à l'autre de la Méditerranée, Paris, Éditions Kimé, pp. 131-140.