RAMY M. K. ALY, Becoming Arab in London: Performativity and the Undoing of Identity (London: Pluto Press, 2015)

  • Dalia Abdelhady Lund University, Sweden
Keywords Arab, Identity, London, Migration, Performativity
Keywords Arab, Identity, London, Migration, Performativity

Author Biography

Dalia Abdelhady, Lund University, Sweden

Dalia Abdelhady is an Associate Professor of Sociology and a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University in Sweden. She is the author of The Lebanese Diaspora: The Arab Immigrant Experience in New York, Montreal and Paris published by New York University Press where she studied diasporic forms of identification, communal attachments and cultural expression. She has also written about the children of immigrants (the second-generation) within a comparative perspective in a number of articles and book chapters. Her current project investigates media portrayals of the refugee crisis of 2015 as a way of understanding narratives of national identities and responses to globalization. At present, she is editing The Routledge Handbook on Middle Eastern Diasporas.