Fadwa El Guindi

Fadwa El Guindi, born in Egypt in 1941, is a professor of anthropology with a PhD in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin (1972). At present she is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Qatar University in Doha, Qatar, as well as head of the department of social sciences.

El Guindi graduated from the American University in Cairo, with a BA in Political Science. She worked at the Social Research Centre and participated in the first full-scale ethnographic project to study the way of life of the Nubians of Egypt prior to their government-sponsored relocation due to the building of the Aswan Dam.

El Guindi serves on the editorial board for the journal ''Field Methods'' and on the advisory board for ''Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society''.

In 1986, she made the film ''El Sebou': Egyptian Birth Ritual'', which was sponsored by the Office of Folklife Programs at the Smithsonian Institution. She also guest-starred as Julian Bashir's mother, Amsha Bashir, in the ''Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'' episode "Doctor Bashir, I Presume?", opposite Siddig El Fadil and Brian George.
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