Sherine Hamdy

Brown University

Sherine Hamdy is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and the Kutayba Alghanim Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at Brown University. Hamdy serves on the Brown faculty committee of Science, Technology, and Society and the faculty committee on Middle East Studies. She is currently a Greenwall Foundation Scholar in Bioethics. Hamdy’s article “When the State and Your Kidneys Fail: Political Etiologies in an Egyptian Dialysis Ward” (American Ethnologist, 2008) won the 2009 Rudolph Virchow Award from the Society of Medical Anthropology. Her latest book, Our Bodies Belong to God: Organ Transplants, Islam, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt, received honorable mention in the 2013 Clifford Geertz Book Prize from the Anthropology of Religion section of the American Anthropological Association.

Hamdy’s videos are used in this Choices Program curriculum unit:
The Middle East: Questions for U.S. Policy

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