Dr. Paul Tabar is a professor of sociology and anthropology at LAU Beirut. He served as the acting associate chair of the Department of Social Sciences and as the chair of the Department of Humanities. He is the director of LAU’s Institute for Migration Studies, and an adjunct fellow at the Centre for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney.
Tabar is the author of “‘Political Remittances’: The case of Lebanese expatriates voting in national elections.” Journal of Intercultural Studies, Vol. 35, Issue 4, 2014 and of Arab Communities in Australia (CAUS, 2013, in Arabic).
He is also a co-author of Being Lebanese in Australia: Identity, racism and the ethnic field (Institute for Migration Studies, 2010), Bin Laden in the Suburbs: Criminilizing the Arab Other (The Institute of Criminology, Sydney University, 2004), and has published many articles on Lebanese and Arab migrants in international journals. He is currently co-authoring a book on Ethnic habitus.
His research interests include: Migration, Diasporic relations, multiculturalism, racism, home-grown terrorism, and the Lebanese state and society
- Tabar, P. (2014) “‘Political Remittances’: the case of Lebanese expatriates voting in national elections”. Journal of Intercultural Studies, Vol. 35, Issue 4.
- Tabar, P. (2013) Arab Communities in Australia (CAUS, 2014, in Arabic)
- Tabar, P., Noble, G. and Poynting, S. (2010) Being Lebanese in Australia: Identity, racism and the ethnic field (Institute for Migration Studies). You can access a soft copy of the book here.
- Tabar, P. (2009) ‘Cronulla Riots: Community Leadership, Generational and Class Conflicts.’ in Greg Noble (ed) Lines in the Sand: The Cronulla Riots and the Limits of Australian Multiculturalism. Sydney Institute of Criminology Press.
- Poynting, S., Tabar, P. and Noble, G. (2009) ‘Looking for Respect: Lebanese Immigrant Young Men in Australia.’ in R. Howson, M. Donaldson, R. Hibbins and B. Pease (eds.) Migrant Masculinities: Critical Studies of Men and the Migration Experience. New York: Routledge.
- Salamey, I. and Tabar, P. (2008) ‘Consociational Democracy and Urban Sustainability: Transforming the Confessional Divides in Beirut.’ Ethnopolitics, 7:2, 239-263.
- Tabar, P. (2007) “‘Habiibs’ in Australia: Language, Identity and Masculinity.” Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol. 28, no. 2, May 2007, pp. 157-172.
- Tabar, P. (2006) ‘The Maronite Church in Lebanon: From Nation-Building to a Diasporan/Transnational Institution.’ in Francoise de Bel-Air (ed) Migration et Politique au Moyent-Orient. Institut Francais du Proche-Orient, Beirut, Lebanon.
- Poynting,S., Noble,G., Tabar, P., and Collins, J. (2004). Bin Laden in the Suburbs: Criminalising the Arab Other. Syndney Institute of Criminology. You can access a soft copy of the book here.
- PhD in Sociology/Anthropology from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
- MA in Sociology/Anthropology
- BA Honors in Philosophy
Professor of Sociology/Anthropology
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