Department of Anthropology

Katherine Maddox

MA Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas,

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow, Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellow
Katherine Maddox



Displacement, refugee studies, diaspora, Europe, the Middle East, citizenship, identity, activism, space, memory, archives, Lebanon, Syria, France


Katherine is a doctoral candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology. Her research focuses on the Syrian diaspora in Europe and specifically, the emergent networks of activism and exchange among Syrians of different generations in Paris, France. She earned a Master's Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, for which she conducted research with a non-governmental cultural organization and archive in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, she lived in Beirut from 2012 to 2014, where she worked as a journalist at the newspaper The Daily Star. Her research focuses on diaspora, citizenship, difference, and urban space.

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