I am a cultural anthropologist in the making whose research and activism are grounded in queer grassroots organizing and feminist cross-movement building. I dedicated the past decade to realizations of social, economic, racial, ecological, and gender justice. In Beirut, I co-coordinated a support group for queer women and trans persons, have been the English editor of a feminist and queer magazine, and a founding member of a local feminist collective. I have been part of global feminist and human rights organizations, alliances, and solidarity networks – such as the Association of Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), Amnesty International, the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR), and Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice (RESURJ) – where I connected and worked closely with social justice advocates around the world. My research interests are in exploring non-oppressive forms of solidarity and coalition building within and across social movements for justice.
Darwich, Lynn, and Sirene Harb. 2018. “Violent Intersectionalities and Experiences of Marked Arabness in Randa Jarrar’s A Map of Home.” Arab Studies Quarterly 40 (4): 300-318.
Darwich, Lynn, and Haneen Maikey. 2014. “The Road from Antipinkwashing Activism to the Decolonization of Palestine.” WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly 42 (3–4): 281–85
2021, Al and Judy Blitz Scholarship Fund, University of Illinois at chicago, Department of Anthropology
2014 – MA American University of Beirut, English Literature