Suad Joseph

University of California, Davis | Distinguished Research Professor EmeritusMember since 1966

My Biography

Dr. Joseph’s areas of expertise are the Middle East and Arab region, Lebanon, family systems, socialization of children and youth for citizenship, sectarianism, women and gender, selfhood/subjectivity, gender/nation/state, gender/religion/state, gendered and cultural frameworks for mental health, and gendered/intersectional frameworks for STEM education. Having received a PhD in 1975 at Columbia University, Dr. Joseph focused on the politicization of religion and community formation in working class neighborhoods in Lebanon; socialization of children for citizenship in the aftermath of civil war in Lebanon, among other pursuits relating to youth socialization for citizenship; mapping the production of knowledge on Arab women; gendering STEM education; and reconceptualizing trauma. For further information, please visit Dr. Joseph’s first AAA Annual Meeting was in 1968.