The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce that Dr. Najib Hourani has received the inaugural 2021 College of Social Science Dean’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Faculty Award. Dr. Hourani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Global Urban Studies Program, and core faculty in the Muslim Studies Program. The Dean’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Faculty Award “recognizes a faculty member who plays a leadership role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion by demonstrating activities which may include serving underrepresented populations, developing or implementing innovative programs that enhance participation and opportunity, or enhancing the ability and effectiveness of the College to be an inclusive and welcoming environment.” Dr. Hourani is among the outstanding 2020–2021 College of Social Science award winners who have made a difference and have embodied what it means to be a social scientist.
“Dr. Hourani joined MSU’s faculty in the fall of 2006, and quickly established himself as a campus expert on the political anthropology of the Middle East, civil conflict, and cities of the Arab world. His past research focused on the Lebanese civil war and post-conflict urban reconstruction, and his current research builds upon the lessons learned in Beirut to address the rebirth of Syrian cities as that country’s decade-long civil war comes to an end…” Click here to read the full announcement from the College of Social Science.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Hourani for this recognition of his comprehensive, impressive, and sustained accomplishments in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.