Research Fellow, International Institute; Adjunct Lecturer, Program in International and Comparative Studies
Douaa Sheet is a postdoctoral fellow at the International Institute and faculty associate of the Program in International and Comparative Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, the Global Islamic Studies Center, and the Donia Human Rights Center. She received her PhD in cultural anthropology with distinction from the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). She works at the intersection of human rights studies; post-conflict mechanisms of justice, reconciliation, and repair; notions of time in political utopias; Islam; gender; and the politics of new social media. Her first book-length project, The Politics of Dignity and the Tunisian Truth Commission (2011-2019) builds on her fieldwork in Tunisia in the aftermath of the 2011 uprising where she worked closely with civil society stakeholders, human rights lawyers, jurists, international rights experts, and the victims involved in the Truth and Dignity Commission’s efforts to address the former regime’s violations against its citizens. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Citizens and Scholars (formerly the Woodrow Wilson Foundation), and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. Her work is forthcoming in the Journal of Human Rights and other outlets.