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Heba Ghannam Anthropology (PhD)

Heba is a doctoral candidate at the Anthropology Department at American University since 2019. As a Fulbright fellow, she received a Master's degree in Public Anthropology from the same school. She also has a BA in Political Science from Cairo University.

Heba Ghannam is a Ph.D. Candidate and Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Anthropology at American University in Washington DC. She has more than ten years of experience in teaching, advising, research, and program management. Her current research lies at the intersection of Feminism, Digital Capitalism, Authoritarian Governance, Labor, and Digital Media Studies. Through ethnographic research among women YouTubers in Egypt, Heba explores how women in the global south navigate neoliberal, oppressive, and patriarchal systems through the digitalization and monetization of domestic and affective labor.


Spring 2024

  • AWST-115 Introduction to the Arab World

  • AWST-115 Introduction to the Arab World

  • AWST-194 Comm Service Learning Project: Introduction to the Arab World