Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoc Research Fellow, Jan. - Dec. 2015
Rita Sakr ( orient-institut.academia.edu/RitaSakr ) completed a PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2009 and then a post-doctoral British Academy/AHRC/ESRC research scholarship at the University of Kent before taking up a visiting lectureship at University College Dublin followed by a 2-year Research Associate position on the Research Councils UK "Partnership for Conflict, Crime, and Security Research" programme (Kent). Besides 3 volumes of co-edited essays, she is the author of "Monumental Space in the Post-Imperial Novel: An Interdisciplinary Study" (Continuum, 2012; re-issued in paperback, Bloomsbury, 2013) and "'Anticipating' the 2011 Arab Uprisings: Revolutionary Literatures and Political Geographies" (Palgrave, 2013). She is co-producer and co-director of the documentary film on memory and peace-building in contemporary Beirut "White Flags". Her current project at the OIB is titled "Nineteenth-Century Beirut as a 'City of the World'". Grounded in archival research, this interdisciplinary project will bring together urban studies, cultural geography, history, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean studies.