Associate Professor Clovis and Hala Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies

Center for Contemporary Arab Studies Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

Georgetown University
Washington DC  20057-1020


Dr. Fida Issa J. Adely is an Associate Professor of Arab Studies and Anthropology at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.  She is a cultural anthropologist whose research interests include education in the Arab world, gender and development, gender and labor, and development in the Arab world more broadly.

In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, Adely has written a book based on her ethnographic research about education in Jordan, entitled Gendered Paradoxes: Educating Jordanian Women in Nation, Faith and Progress (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

Adely is currently working on a book manuscript about the internal labor migration of single professional women in Jordan. A short piece about this research has been published in Arabic and in English.  See also a related chapter about single women in the edited volume: Waithood: Gender, Education, and Global Delays in Marriage and Childbearing.





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