Based on years of fieldwork with displaced Syrians, anthropologist Dr. Charlotte Al-Khalili finds that while the Syrian revolution may not (yet) have produced political regime change, it has nonetheless brought about profound and likely permanent social transformations.
Dr. Charlotte Al-Khalili is a Research Fellow at University College London’s Anthropology department. Her current work focuses on the genealogies of revolutionary circles before 2011 in Syria. Her previous research includes an examination of Syrian civil society’s answers to displacement in Turkey, tracing their origins to religious and political groups in the revolutionary and pre-revolutionary periods. Her thesis, "Of Revolutionary Transformations: Life in Displacement at the Syrian-Turkish Border," is an ethnographic account of Syrian life in displacement in the aftermaths of Syria's defeated revolution.