(UNESCO / Japan Young Researchers' fellowships programme)

Elena Walid Yehia

Beneficiary country: 
Yehia Elena Walid Russian Federation Né(e) le 27 July 1973 dans St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Country of study: 
United States Of America , Lebanon
Last degree obtained: 

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA: Master of Arts in Sociocultural Anthropology and Philosophy (12 November 2008).

Scholarly work and publications: 

Decolonizing Knowledge and Practice: A Dialogic Encounter between the Latin American Modernity/Coloniality/ Decoloniality Research Programme and Actor Network Theory, Journal of the World Anthropology Network 1 (2):91 – 108, 2006.

Al-Jazeera’s ‘Opinion and the Other Opinion’: Two Dominant Sides to Every Story, Master of Arts dissertation, Department of Media and Communications (Transnational Communications and Global Media), Goldsmiths College, University of London, United Kingdom, autumn 2005.

What the fellow says:

"This fellowship helped me complete my ethnographic field research in Lebanon and subsequently enabled me to work on preparing my PhD dissertation (at the University of North CarolinaChapel Hill) which, through its methodological and theoretical formation, I hope will contribue towards a richer understanding of the alternative imaginaries and daily practices by grassroots initiatives in Lebanon that are bringing people together across the prevailing sectarian and political divides that have been acutely polarizing Lebanese society."