Susan Slyomovics | Filmmakers on Folkstreams

Susan Slyomovics

Susan Slyomovics conducts research on the expressive culture of the Middle East and North Africa, gender and human rights, the overlap between oral and written literature, and the relationship between visual anthropology and literature.

Slyomovics has received fellowships from the Fulbright Program (Egypt, 1982–1983; Morocco, 1999–2000), the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her book, The Object of Memory: Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998), received the 1999 Albert Hourani Book Award from the Middle East Studies Association and the 1999 Chicago Folklore Prize. A 1971 graduate of Barnard College, she earned her PhD in Near Eastern studies from the University of California at Berkeley.