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.