Dr Rania Jaber

 Position Research Development Officer (ABLE)
 Org Unit Research Services
 Email rania.jaber@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 0463
 Mobile +61 4 0373 3812
 Location Floor/Room Eleventh Floor ,  10 Pulteney Street - Nexus 10 Tower ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    I’m a researcher and lecturer having worked across anthropology and art history methods to research and write about contemporary art, translation, and the movement of people, cultures, objects, words, and ideas. My PhD in Art History and World Art Studies was obtained from the University of East Anglia in the UK. I previously lectured in anthropology at the American University of Beirut and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies on the project ‘Decolonization, the Disciplines, and the University.’ My main research interests include the history of migration, multicultural identities, cross-cultural dialogue, and reciprocal exchanges.

  • Qualifications

    PhD, 2018. Art History and World Art Studies

    University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

    Project Title: Art in Translation and Diaspora: The Work of Three Lebanese Women



    MA, 2009. Anthropology

    American University of Beirut, Lebanon

    Project Title: Women, Art, and the Subversion of Networks: An exploration in the

    Construction of Identity in the Art Work of Three Contemporary Lebanese Women



    Graduate Diploma, Gender and Development

    Flinders University of South Australia, Australia


    BA, Economics


    American University of Beirut, Lebanon


  • Awards & Achievements

    Mellon Post Doctoral Fellowship, CAMES, American University of Beirut, August 2020 - 2021

    CEDRE research project funded by Programme Hubert Curien (Lebanon and France), 2019

    Millis-SIfA Prize for research, UEA, 2015

    UEA Doctoral Studentship, 2013- 2016

  • Publications

    Jaber, R. (2021) Art in circulation and translation, World Art, DOI: 10.1080/21500894.2021.1957709

    Jaber, R. (2020) Modern Bodies and Changing Identities, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (JMEWS).

    Jaber, R. (2019) Modern Bodies in the Modern Middle East, International Journal of Fashion Studies.

    Jaber, R. (2018) “On the Antithesis of Destruction: Zena El Khalil’s Artistic Journey between Inherited Memories and Abandoned Buildings” in Scared Catastrophe: Healing Lebanon. Turin: Foundazione Merz.

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