Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
College of Letters & Science: Division of Social Sciences and Division of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies
Suad Joseph, an anthropologist, investigates the politicization of religious sects in her native Lebanon and the connections between religion, ethnicity, and state; the impact of religion and state on women and family; and the dynamics of child socialization, human rights, citizenship and subjecthood in the Middle East and its diaspora. The representation of Muslims in American news media is another focus. She has founded several professional associations.
She has received grants from the Ford Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the International Development Research Center, the Population Council, UNICEF, the Swedish Institute of Alexandria, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education, and other funders. At UC Davis she has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Graduate Mentor Award from the Consortium for Women and Research; the Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award; and Chancellor’s Award for Diversity and Community.