Rachel Rosenbaum

About Rachel Rosenbaum

Rachel is a student in the PHD track program in Sociocultural Anthropology. Her research interests geographically focus in the Middle East, specifically Lebanon. For her Master's research, Rachel conducted fieldwork in Beirut, investigating historically shifting border policies between Syria and Lebanon, attitudes of xenophobia, and the racialization of Syrian refugees. 
Rachel holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Global Studies from Colby College. 


Selected Publications

Rosenbaum, Rachel. 2017. "Can the Subaltern Body Speak? Deconstructing the Racial Figures and Discourses of 'Terrorism'." Arizona Anthropologist - Vol 28: https://journals.uair.arizona.edu/index.php/arizanthro/article/view/21452

Rosenbaum, Rachel. 2017. "Make Food, Not War: The Role of Food and Intimacy in Spaces of Conflict and Tension in Lebanon – The Case of Souk el Tayeb". Perspectives: Political Analyses and Commentary- Volume 12. Middle East and North Africa: https://lb.boell.org/en/2017/10/09/perspectives-13-whats-stirring-region...

Rosenbaum, Rachel. 2013. "Finite to Fail, Infinite to Venture: Interactivism and Relational Ethics". Honors Theses. Paper 715: http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/honorstheses/715

Courses Taught

Fall 2017: ANTH150A1

Race, Ethnicity, and the American Dream

Discussion Section Lead

Spring 2017: ANTH150B

Many Ways of Being Human: "Globalization"

Discussion Section Lead

Research Interests

feminist anthropology, anthropology and activism, de-colonial methodology, critical race theory, gender and sexuality, urban anthropology, identities, mobilities, citizenships, youth subjectivities, "post-conflict" spaces.

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