Dr. Nell Gabiam

Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
ngabiam@iastate.edu
318B Curtiss
Ph.D. University of California-Berkeley

Research Interests
Middle East, Forced Migration, Palestinian Refugees, Humanitarianism, International development, Race and Identity.

Selected Publications
Spring 2012 “When ‘Humanitarianism’ Becomes ‘Development:’ The Politics of International Aid in Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Camps.” American Anthropologist.

Fall 2009: “Rethinking Camps: Palestinian Refugees in Damascus, Syria.” In Urban Life: Readings in the Anthropology of the City, 5th edition.  George Gmelch, Robert Van Kemper and Walter P. Zenner, eds.  Long Grove, Il: Waveland Press, Pp. 144-156.

Fall 2006: “Negotiating Rights: Palestinian Refugees and the Protection Gap.” Anthropological Quarterly, vol. 79 no. 4: 717-730.