Nadine Naber

b. 1969

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Nadine Naber received her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at the University of California, Davis. She is a Professor in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and in Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is author of Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism (New York University Press, 2012). She is co-editor, with Amaney Jamal, of Race and Arab Americans (Syracuse University Press, 2008). She is co-editor, with Rabab Abdulhadi and Evelyn Alsultany, of Arab and Arab American Feminisms (Syracuse University Press, 2010). Nadine is co-founder of the Arab Women's Solidarity Association, North America (cyber AWSA); Arab Movement of Women arising for Justice (AMWAJ) and Arab Women’s Activist Network (AWAN) and a former board member of Incite! Women of Color against Violence; Racial Justice 9-11; and the Women of Color Resource Center.  
Nadine Naber has been selected as an International Fellow with the Open Society Foundation’s Academic Fellowship Program (2013-2014). She will serve as an international advisor to the Institute of Women’s Studies in Palestine. Through long-distance mentoring as well as site-visits, she will help compose the department’s plan for reform, evaluate faculty and curricular needs, and determine how faculty expertise can most benefit the department. 
Between 2011 and 2012, Nadine Naber was a Human Rights Faculty Fellow within the University of Michigan's Center for International and Comparative Studies. During the 2012-2013 academic year, Nadine was an International Fellow with the Open Society Foundation's Academic Fellowship Program where she served as an advisor to the Institute of Women's Studies at Birzeit University.  During the 2012-2013 academic year, Nadine was also the recipient of UIC's Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement's Public Discourse award. She worked with the Arab American Action Network on a public dialogue about gender violence among Arab American communities. 
For more information, see

David Lloyd, Interview with Allan Isaac and Nabine Naber. SWANA Region Radio. March 23, 2014.