Freij, Maysoun

A member of Nisaa Arab American Women’s Collective, which conceived The Panel (listed under the plays of Leila Buck), Maysoun Freij is a Senior Evaluator/ Researcher with the Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies at the New York Academy of Medicine.  She is an anthropologist who has worked in the field of public health for over seven years.  She holds a PhD in cultural anthropology and an MPH from Emory University and a BA in political science from the University of Chicago.  Her dissertation, The Lighter Side of Evil: Arab American Artists in New York,  focused on the interplay of ethnicity, generational identity, and politics among contemporary Arab American artists and arts organizations within the broader aesthetic economy of NYC.

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