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Sari Hanafi

Sari Hanafi

Sector : Academic Figures , Doctors

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  • Country of residence : Lebanon
  • Gender : Male
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Sari Hanafi is currently a professor of sociology and Chair of Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Media Studies at the American University of Beirut, and the editor of Idafat: the Arab Journal of Sociology (Arabic). He is also a member of the Executive Bureau of the International Association of Sociology and the Arab Sociological Association.

A Syrian-Palestinian, Hanafi studied engineering and got his BS in civil engineering from Damascus University (1984). Hanafi moved to social sciences later on and studied sociology from the same university where he got a BA in 1987. He then attended University of Strasbourg where he received a Master's degree in 1989 under the supervision of Philippe Breton. In 1994, Hanafi finally got a PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, where he wrote his thesis entitled Les ingénieurs en Syrie: Modernisation, technobureaucratie et identité.

He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Poitiers and Migrintern, France, University of Bologna and Ravenna, Italy, and a visiting fellow in CMI, Bergen, Norway. Hanafi was also the former Director of the Palestinian Refugee and Diaspora Centre (Shaml) from 2000-2004, and a former senior research at the Cairo-based French research center, Centre d'études et de documentation économique juridique et sociale (CEDEJ) from 1994-2000.
In addition to his academic work, Hanafi has served as a consultant to the UN, the World Bank, and other organizations. Hanafi is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on the political and economic sociology of the Palestinian diaspora and refugees; sociology of migration; transnationalism; politics of scientific research; civil society and elite formation and transitional justice.


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