Nell Gabiam

Associate Professor of Anthropology & Director of Graduate Education


Dept:World Languages And Cultures
Office:3236 Pearson
505 Morrill Rd.
Ames IA


Nell Gabiam is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Political Science at Iowa State University. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008. She is the author of The Politics of Suffering: Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Camps, which was published in May 2016 by Indiana University Press. While her earlier research focused on the politics of humanitarianism and development in Palestinian refugee camps, her more recent research focuses on Palestinians displaced by the ongoing Syrian war and has taken her to Jordan, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, France, Sweden, and Germany.