Christa Salamandra, Faculty Mentor!

Posted: February 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Christa Salamandra (right). Anny Bakalian (left), Associate Director of the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) and the Master’s program in Middle Eastern Studies at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY).

Christa Salamandra (right). Anny Bakalian (left), Associate Director of the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) and the Master’s program in Middle Eastern Studies at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY).

Christa Salamandra, a faculty mentor for Devon Clark’s concentration in “Social Problems and Solutions,” is a Syrian media specialist and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Lehman College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She received a Ph.D. from the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, where she also served as Postdoctoral Research Associate. She has been a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at Lebanese American University in Beirut, and a Visiting Fellow at the New Islamic Public Sphere Programme, University of Copenhagen.

Among her most recent academic accomplishments are:

“Syrian Television Drama: A National Industry in a in a Pan-Arab Mediascape.” In Tourya Guaaybess, ed., National Broadcasting Policy in Arab Countries. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

“The New Old City: Nostalgia, Representation and Gentrification in Historic Damascus.” In Vinayak Bharne, ed., The Emerging Asian City: Concomitant Urbanities & Urbanisms. London: Routledge, 2013.



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