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Jessica Winegar

Dr. Jessica Winegar is Professor of Anthropology and Middle East and North African Studies at jessica winegarNorthwestern University. She is the author of numerous articles on visual culture and politics in the Middle East that have appeared in publications such as American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology, Anthropological Quarterly, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, Review of Middle East Studies, Critical Interventions, Contemporary Practices, Middle East Report, Jadaliyya and ArteEast. Her book Creative Reckonings:  The Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt (Stanford, 2006), won the Albert Hourani award for best book in Middle East studies and the Arnold Rubin award for best book on African arts. She is also the co-author, with Lara Deeb, of Anthropology’s Politics: Discipline and Region through the Lens of the Middle East (Stanford, 2015). Dr. Winegar is the recipient of numerous grants for her research, including from the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, Mellon Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and Fulbright. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Zentrum Modern Orient in Berlin. She is the current President of the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association and co-editor of Political and Legal Anthropology Review. During the 2018-2019 academic year, she was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton where she worked on a book manuscript tentatively titled Counter-Revolutionary Aesthetics: How Egypt’s Uprising Faltered.