Columbia University’s Lila Abu-Lughold Honored With Lifetime Achievement in Feminist Anthropology

Lila Abu-Lughod, a professor of anthropology at Columbia University in New York City, has been awarded the 2023 Feminist Anthropology Career Award from the Association for Feminist Anthropology section of the American Anthropology Association. The award recognizes outstanding lifetime contributions in the field of feminist anthropology.

Dr. Abu-Lughod’s work, strongly ethnographic and mostly based in Egypt, has focused on three broad issues: the relationship between cultural forms and power; the politics of knowledge and representation; and the dynamics of women’s and human rights, global liberalism, and feminist governance of the Muslim world.

Dr. Abu-Lughod is the co-editor of The Cunning of Gender Violence: Geopolitics and Feminism (Duke University Press, 2023) and the author of Do Muslim Women Need Saving? (Harvard University Press, 2013).

Professor Abu-Lughod is a graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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