Visiting Doctoral Fellow
Sam Dinger is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at New York University. He received his MA in Sociology from NYU in 2017 and spent the 2017/2018 academic year as a Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) Fellow at the American University in Cairo (AUC). His MA research focused on international and local NGOs in Lebanon and their divergent ways of reasoning about the materialities and temporalities of crisis. He is currently working on an ethnographic study of the municipality of Taalabaya in the central Beqaa valley where he is examining the practices and ethics of brokerage and exchange between Syrian and Lebanese residents with a particular focus on young Syrian men.