Dina Zbeidy

Dina Zbeidy completed her Bachelor degree in sociology, anthropology and political science. In 2010 she received the Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in Anthropology at Columbia University in New York. Her focus lay on theories of nationalism, state building, colonization and indigenous studies. Her final thesis researched the education policies of the State of Israel and how they attempt to shape different national and non-national identities in accordance with state-ideologies.  She is currently a PhD student at the University of Amsterdam, with the ERC-funded ‘Muslim Marriages’ programme.

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Zbeidy, Dina, 2018, ‘Marriage Registration among Palestinians and Syrians in Jordan: Debating Identity, Society, and Displacement’,  Sociology of Islam 6, 3: 359-80. http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/22131418

Zbeidy, Dina, 2017, ‘Widowhood, Displacement and Friendships in Jordan,’ Refugee Hosts Blog. https://refugeehosts.org/2017/12/11/widowhood-displacement-and-friendships-in-jordan/



Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Remaking home: Marriage and family among Syrians in Jordan,’ presentation at WOCMES, Seville, 19 July 2018

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Displacement and Marriage: Experiences and Perspectives of Syrians and Palestinians in Jordan,’ presentation at WOCMES, Seville, 18 July 2018.

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Marriage, Displacement, and Rights: Vulnerabilities and Aspirations among Syrians in Jordan,’ presentation at Navigating Displacement and Humanitarian Responses Symposium, Amsterdam, 16 March 2018.

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Marriage Practices and Discourses among Palestinians in Jordan: Legalities, Space, and Senses of Belonging,’ presentation at the AAA Conference, Washington DC, 1 December 2017.

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Making a New Home: Marriage as Aspiration among Syrian Refugees in Jordan,’ PACSA Conference, The Making of Peace, Conflict and Security: Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion, 28 August 2017.

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Marriages among Syrians Refugees in Jordan: between Discourses of Oppression and Aspiration’, presentation at the John Hopkins Graduate Conference Enacting Aspiration, Baltimore, 30 April 2017 (online presentation).

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Problematizing Marriage Registration in Jordan: Identities, Legalities, and Customs’, presentation at conference Unregistered Muslim Marriages: Regulations and Contestations, Leicester, 25 April 2017.

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Love, Age, Magic and Mothers: Civil Society and Refugees in Jordan Talk about Marriage’, presentation at the second Mada al-Carmel conference for PhD students, Nazareth, 15 April 2016.

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Marriage Controversies in Beirut: A Preliminary Note on Categorization’, presentation at the ACMES Research Convention,  ‘Marriage controversies: Public Debates and Lived Experiences’, Amsterdam, 28 January 2015.

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