China Sajadian

Visiting Doctoral Fellow

China Sajadian is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the City University of New York Graduate Center. With support from the Orient-Institut, the National Science Foundation, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation, her dissertation examines agricultural labor in the Bekaa Valley from an ethnographic and historical perspective. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork with Syrian farmworkers, her research analyzes how workers’ loss of cross-border mobility throughout the Syrian war has reconfigured agrarian social relations. She holds a BA in Government from Smith College and an MA in Anthropology from Columbia University.