Working under the broad label of Sociology of religion, I have worked on religious discourse, religious knowledge production, religious institutions and religious symbols. My focus has mainly been on Islam, although I have done comparative work. I obtained my master’s degree from the American University of Beirut in 2016 with a thesis titled ‘The Social Sciences in the Formation of Shia Scholars in Lebanon’. I have also been involved in a number of projects investigating forced migration, particularly on Syrian refugees, in the West Asia region.
Upon my graduation from AUB, I took up the position of part-time lecturer at the university's Sociology department as well as a consultancy with the Lebanese Centre for Policy Studies. In parallel, I became involved in three research projects with the Universities of Oxford, of Munich (LMU) and of Aix-Marseilles. I also took up a brief research position (four months) at AUB's department of Urban planning.
My research interests span the sociology of religion and of knowledge, post and decolonial theory as well as migration studies. Starting in September 2017, I joined Sussex's school of Law, Politics and Sociology to pursue a PhD in Sociology investigating the resurgence of Islam, material religion and women’s political agency in Lebanon.