Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, October 2018 - March 2019
Fuad Musallam is a political anthropologist who specialises in the study of activism, labour and subjectivity, particularly as they relate to the making of community and the political imagination. For his PhD at the London School of Economics (completed in 2017), he conducted fieldwork in Lebanon between 2013 and 2014. In particular, he investigated what drove young people to struggle for change and how, in the face of failure to effect it, activists have come to reorient themselves, understanding the possibility of worthwhile action in the future.
His current project tracks community building among migrant workers in Lebanon, particularly through their voluntary associations. During his time at the OIB, he has begun new fieldwork with migrant workers in Beirut to explore possible forms of participatory research practice.