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Director of the Global Engagement Seminar Program and an Associate Professor at the BSIA, Jasmin Habib hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology and an M.A. in International Peace Studies. Her research publications focus on the politics of empire and the practices of decolonization with primary interest in the experiences of war-affected refugees now living in Israel, Palestine, Canada and the United States; indigenous practices and relations of autonomy in North America; and the architecture of consent for contemporary state violence (systemic and direct).

Dr. Habib’s work is primarily ethnographic and collaborative. Her research methodologies and practices are informed by postcolonial, diaspora, indigenous and feminist theories of the state; and the theories of spatial and visual cultures of violence/non-violence.

Dr. Habib is past-Editor-in-Chief and Anglophone Editor of Anthropologica, the flagship journal of the Canadian Anthropology Society and General Editor of the Cultural Spaces series at the University of Toronto Press.

Selected Academic Awards

  • Co-applicant, « Les Possédés et leurs mondes 2.0. – connexions et diffusion de l’anthropologie canadienne » with Frederic Laugrand, SSHRC Connections Grant
  • Principal Investigator, “A Socio-Cultural Mapping of the Canadian Arab Community,” SSHRC Partnership Development Grant
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Clandestine Migration and Human Insecurity, with Cetta Mainwaring, Watson Institute Brown University and UW/International Research Partnership
  • Principal Investigator, “Critical Distance: Israeli Emigres and the Israeli/Palestine Conflict, Robert Harding Award/SSHRC University of Waterloo
  • Co-Applicant with Dr. Harvey Feit (McMaster), Ethnography and Indigenous Co-Authorship: Multi-Vocal Texts and a Monograph on James Bay Crees Visions and Practices of Relational Co-Governance, SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Selected Professional Awards

  • 2018 Outstanding Research and Teaching Award, University of Waterloo
  • 2017 Faculty of Arts Service Award, University of Waterloo
  • 2009 Outstanding Research and Teaching Award, University of Waterloo
  • 2007 Merit Award, Office of the Vice-President and Provost, Wilfrid Laurier University
Conflict and Security
Indigenous Peoples
Migration, Mobilities, and Social Politics
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, McMaster University
  • M.A., International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • B.A. (Hons.), Sociology, Trent University

Select Publications

  • Habib, Jasmin. 2018. “Wall Art and the Presence of Absence.” Review of International American Studies.
  • Habib, Jasmin. Forthcoming. “Documenting Presence.” In Who Shares the Land: Algonquian Territoriality and Land Governance edited by Melanie Chaplier, Jasmin Habib, and Colin Scott. Anthropologica. 60.1
  • Habib, Jasmin with Melanie Chaplier and Colin Scott, Eds. Forthcoming.  Special Issue: “Who Shares the Land: Algonquian Territoriality and Land Governance.” Anthropologica. 60.1
  • Habib, Jasmin with Michael C. Howard. Forthcoming. “The Political Economy of Donald J. Trump” in Reading Donald Trump: A Parallax View of the Campaign and Early Presidency, Evolving American Presidency Series, Ed. Jeremy Kowalski. Palgrave MacMillan
  • Habib, Jasmin. Forthcoming. Second Edition [2004]. Israel, Diaspora and the National Routes of Belonging. University of Toronto Press.
  • Habib, Jasmin and Amir Locker-Biletzki. 2018. “Ḥama venehederet (Hot and Wonderful): Home, Belonging and the Image of the yored in Israeli Pop Music.” In Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies.
  • Habib, Jasmin. 2017. “On the Production of Knowledge and the Anthropology of Tourism.” American Anthropologist. December, 119: 741–744.
  • Habib, Jasmin with V. Dominguez, eds. 2017.  America Observed: On an International Anthropology of the United States. Berghahn Books.
  • Habib, Jasmin with V. Dominguez. 2017. “Introduction: Can the US Be “Othered” Usefully? On an International Anthropology of the United States.” Berghahn Books.
  • Habib, Jasmin. 2017. “Is it un-American to be critical of Israel: Criticism and Fear in the US Context.” In V. Dominguez and Jasmin Habib (eds.). America Observed: On an International Anthropology of the United States. Berghahn Books.
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