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Jessica Winegar

The Graduate School, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Anthropology and Middle East and North African Studies


Areas of Focus

  • Middle East culture and politics
  • Protest and social movements
  • Higher ed politics
  • Gender in the Middle East and in higher education
  • Egypt
  • Revolutionary politics
  • Academic politics
  • Anthropology
  • Islam
  • Visual culture


Jessica Winegar 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). She also has written a number of op-eds for national and international publications.