Elizabeth Kassab
Doha Institute

Dr. Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab studied philosophy at the American University of Beirut and the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). She taught in Lebanon at the American University of Beirut and Balamand University and has been a visiting professor at a number of Universities in Europe and the US, including Bonn, Columbia, Yale, and Brown. She has been a Fulbright fellow at the New School University in NYC, a research fellow at the German Orient Institute in Beirut, a visiting research fellow at the Universities of Bieleleld and Erfurt, at the Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies of the Free University of Berlin, at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Bonn, and the Marburg research network "Re-Configurations, History, Remembrance and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa". She has been a faculty member of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies since October 2016. Her research interests center on Western and post-colonial philosophies of culture, with a particular focus on contemporary Arab thought and philosophy. She has received the 2013 Sheikh Zayed Book Award in Abu Dhabi in the category of "Contribution to the Development of Nations" for the Arabic version of her book Contemporary Arab Thought: Cultural Critique in Comparative Perspective (Columbia University Press, 2010). Her new book is entitled Enlightenment on the Eve of Revolution: The Egyptian and Syrian Debates (Columbia University Press, 2019).