IRENE CALIS - Center for Contemporary Arab Studies | Georgetown University

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Phone: (202) 687-5793
Office Location: ICC 244

Irene Calis is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, where she currently teaches on the politics of aid in conflict. Dr. Calis is political anthropologist whose research and writing theorize emancipatory politics from the perspective of everyday life. Her long-term fieldwork remains largely in the Middle East and North Africa, while also including both ethnographic and archaeological research in Oceania and the Caribbean. Her primary research has involved living and working with Palestinian farming communities throughout the West Bank.  Dr. Calis teaches in anthropology and Middle East Studies and has done so in diverse university settings across the globe including Rhodes University, South Africa; University of Cambridge, UK; the University of Hawai’i, Oceania; and the University of Maryland. She received her PhD in anthropology from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 2012.