Sherene Seikaly

Sherene Seikaly
Associate Professor


Ph.D., NYU, 2007


Sherene Seikaly is a Professor in the History Department at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is a historian of capitalism, consumption, and development in the modern Middle East. The most enduring concern of her scholarly research has been to explore how individuals, groups, and governments deploy both concepts and material practices to shape economy, the body, the self, and the other. Her research on Palestinian businessmen; reformers of the domestic sphere; thinkers and scientists; and British colonial officers and institutions contributes to social, cultural, and intellectual history, political economy, cultural studies, and gender studies.