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Likaat 2016 (3)

Tuesday, 10 May, 2016

Zina Sawaf

“The Divorcee in Riyadh between the Family and the State”


Zina Sawaf is a PhD candidate in anthropology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She is a recipient of the Shelby and Kathryn Davis scholarship. Based on long-term ethnographic work in Saudi Arabia, her doctoral project lies at the intersection of the anthropology of politics and kinship. Her dissertation aims to investigate the refashioning of kinship in Riyadh through the everyday affects and experiences of women that stem from divorce in addition to the documentary practices and technologies of the state. She holds an MSc in social anthropology from the London School of Economics and an MSc in foreign service from Georgetown University.

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