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Mona Khneisser is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She graduate with an MA in Sociology from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and have worked as an Instructor and Researcher at the Sociology Department, the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy & International Affairs & the Asfari Institute for Civil Society & Citizenship at AUB, Lebanon. Her research interests are mainly centered on the Arab world and in the fields of social movements studies, environmental justice, critical theory, sectarianism, and political economy.
Social movements, Environmental justice, Critical theory, Post-development theory, Post-colonial theory SectarianismPolitical economy
Awards and Honors
Illinois Distinguished Fellowship (three-year fellowship) (2019)
Erik Olin Wright Best Article Award - SAGE Critical Sociology (2020)
The Marketing of Protest and Antinomies of Collective Organization in Lebanon. Critical Sociology, SAGE. Vol 45: Issue 7-8 https://doi.org/10.1177/0896920518792069
The Specter of ‘Politics’ & Ghosts of ‘Alternatives’ Past: Lebanese ‘Civil Society’ and the Antinomies of Contemporary Politics. Critical Sociology, SAGE. Vol 43: Issue 3. https://doi.org/10.1177/0896920519830756
‘Civil Societies’ & the Arab Uprisings- Prospects for Socio-Political Change: A Comparative Analysis of the Ongoing Tunisian & Egyptian Plight. In Nasser Yassin & Robert Hobbe (Eds.) Women, Civil Society and Policy Change in the Arab World. Palgrave Macmillan.
Lebanon’s Protest Movement is Just Getting Started. Jacobin Magazine.