Sabra Webber

Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Core Faculty

Sabra Webber is a Professor with joint appointments in the Comparative Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Departments and a courtesy appointment in Anthropology. She was chair of Comparative Studies from 1990-1996 and acting chair of NELC intermittently between 2008 and 2011. Her research focuses on Arab and Arab-American folklore and culture and on folklore theory--especially as it informs discussions of the colonial and post colonial and issues of social justice. She has been a Senior Fulbright Fellow in Tunisia and Morocco, an SSRC Fellow, a Social Science Research Council Senior Fellow, a Rockefeller Residency Fellow and an American Institute of Maghribi Studies Fellow as well as a recipient of NEH and British Academy fellowships. 

Areas of Expertise
  • Folkloristics (esp. Résistance Arts)
  • Ethnography (esp. Social Capital)
  • Colonial/Contemporary North Africa
  • Disciplinary Dialogues and Histories
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Folklore, University of Texas, Austin, 1981
  • M.A.,Folklore, University of California, Berkeley, 19750
  • B.A., English Literature, Occidental College, Los Angeles, 1966

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