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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Sofian Merabet

Assistant Professor Ph.D., Columbia University

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Sofian Merabet



I am a socio-cultural anthropologist with an expertise in the modern Middle East (with a focus on Lebanon and Syria) and the wider Muslim world, including Muslim immigrant communities in Europe and the Arab Diaspora in South America (especially Argentina). My interdisciplinary research analyzes the human geography of queer identity formations and the social production of queer space as constitutive features of wider class, religious, and gender relations. My professional interests draw on comparative methodologies and approaches ranging from religious and cultural history to the politics of sexuality.


Arab Diaspora in South America; socio-cultural theory; psychoanalysis; urban studies; gender studies; queer theory; Muslim world, Europe, and South America


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