Fadwa El Guindi

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Fadwa El Guindi is an Egyptian-born in 1941 professor of anthropology with a PhD in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin (1972). At present she is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Qatar University in Doha, Qatar, as well as head of the department of social sciences.

El Guindi graduated from the American University in Cairo, with a BA in Political Science. She worked at the Social Research Centre and participated in the first full-scale ethnographic project to study the way of life of the Nubians of Egypt prior to their government-sponsored relocation due to the building of the Aswan Dam.

In 1986, she made the film Egyptian Birth Ritual, which was sponsored by the Office of Folklife Programs at the Smithsonian Institution. She also guest-starred as Julian Bashir's mother, Amsha Bashir, in the Deep Space Nine episode "Doctor Bashir, I Presume?", opposite Siddig El Fadil and Brian George., International Movie Database. Accessed 11 April 2011


El Guindi has written several books and articles in the field of anthropology:
  • The Myth of Ritual: A Native's Ethnography of Zapotec Life-Crisis Rituals. Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 1986.
  • Veil: Modesty, Privacy, Resistance. Berg Publishers. 1999.
  • By Noon Prayer: The Rhythm of Islam. Berg Publishers. 2008. .,.,z,.lmmKA,ank
  • Visual Anthropology: Essential...... ...
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