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PUBLICATIONS





VISUAL ETHNOGRAPHY

  1. El Sebou': Egyptian Birth Ritual, 27-minute 16mm. color, funded by a Grant from the Smithsonian Institution, and sponsored by the Office of Folklife Programs, Smithsonian Institution. (Egyptian Celebration of Life Series) El Nil Research, 1986.
  2. El Moulid: Egyptian Religious Festival, 38-minute 16mm. color, funded by a Grant from the Smithsonian Institution. (Egyptian Celebration of Life Series 2). El Nil Research, 1990.
  3. Ghurbal, 30-minute 16mm. color, funded by a Grant from the Smithsonian Institution. (Egyptian Ceremonial Crafts Series 1). El Nil Research, 1995.
  4. Mahjar, (an experiment in community ethno-theater), project funded by City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and County of Los Angeles Music and Performing Arts. (Ethno-theater Series 1). El Nil Research, in progress.
  5. The Wedding of Nevine (Al-Jaliya Series on Arab-America 1), in progress.
  6. Pizza or Kushari (Al-Jaliya Series on Arab America 2), in progress.
 
Professional Service in Visual Anthropology
Editor (Film Reviews), American Anthropologist, 1990-1994
Elected Member, Governing Board, Society for Visual Anthropology, 1989-1992
 
President-Elect, Society for Visual Anthropology (American Anthropological Association)1993-1995
President, Society for Visual Anthropology (American Anthropological Association) 1995-1996

Past President, Society for Visual Anthropology (American Anthropological Association),1995 - 1996

Member, International Organizing Committee, II International Festival of Ethnological Film & Video, Mundos En Contraste - Reflections On the Mediterranean, Granada, Spain, November 1994.
 
 

Visual Research Publications

  1. The Making of El Sebou'. Visual Anthropology I(4): 499-507, 1988.
  2. El Sebou': Film Study Guide. El Nil Research Publication Series 1. Los Angeles: El Nil Research, 1990.
  3. On Making An Ethnographic Film On Egypt: El Sebou': Egyptian Birth Ritual. MERA Forum XIII (1): 11-17, 1990.
  4. Images of Domination, Voices of Control. International Documentary: Journal of nonfiction film and video, Spring 1991.
  5. __________. Reprinted in MERA Forum XIV (1): 3, 1991.
  6. __________. Reprinted in CVA Review: Revue de la Commission d'anthropologie visuelle, Spring 1991.
  7. __________. Reprinted in The Arab American Magazine (The Publication of Arab American TV) I(5), 1991.
  8. __________. Reprinted as War 'Game' Casts Iraqis as Losers in Media and Values, Fall 1991.
  9. Charting Content, Freezing Structure: A Methodological Base For Visual Ethnography. Anthropological Film and Video in the 1990s. Jack R. Rollwagen, editor. Brockport, NY: The Institute, Inc., 1993.
  10. El Sebou': Film Study Guide. El Nil Research Publication Series 1. Los Angeles: El Nil Research, revised 1994, 1996.
  11. Voice of Islam, Experience of Muslims: The Television Series, Review of Living Islam. Anthropology Today 11:1 pp. 24-26, 1995.
  12. Shades of Los Angeles: From Albums to Archives - The Middle Eastern Project. The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs XV (1): 61,104, 1996
  13. From Pictorializing ToVisual Anthropology.   In Handbook of Methods in Anthropology. H. Russell Bernard, editor. Altamira Press, Sage Publications, 459-511, 1998.
 
PROFESSIONAL HONORS & AWARDS
 

Award For Excellence, Society for Visual Anthropology,  November 1987.
 

Special Commendation, Royal Anthropological Institute Film Prize. Manchester, England,  March 1988.
Grand Prize, Best Ethnographic Film on Arab-Islamic Culture, International Mediterranean Festival for Visual Anthropology, Palermo, Sicily, November 1989
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Finalist, Royal Anthropological Institute Film Prize for Material Culture, Ghurbal, 1994





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