Dr. Fadwa El Guindi, Retiree at UCLA, former Distinguished Professor at QU, graduated Cum Laude from the American University in Cairo in 1960. In 2017 AUC honored her as a Distinguished Alumna. She earned a Ph.D. in 4-field anthropology from the University of Texas, Austin in 1972. She holds intensive fieldwork experience in three different regions: Nubia, the Valley Zapotec, and the Arabian Gulf (Qatar). She has published 8 academic monographic books, 3 award-winning visual ethnographies, and more than 140 research articles, many of which are published in high impact factor scientific journals, in addition to many public pieces and Op-Eds in major venues, and was interviewed globally. She is recipient of many international awards. Her publications appeared in English, Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish, Italian, German, and Indonesian. She serves on a number of editorial boards of prestigious academic journals. El Guindi’s expertise on the Middle East brought her to the Clinton White House, and she frequently gave lectures to diplomats assigned to the Middle East at the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State. El Guindi is a Fellow & Trustee at the World Academy of Art & Science and Associated Scientific Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, Bucharest, Romania. She is Founding & Senior Co-Editor of the Journal Kinship.