HELENE MARIE ABIRAAD
Actuellement à la MSH
Thesis title: « Locating narratives of memory in place-focused activism in post-war Beirut: illuminating the past influence on present-day place-related struggles
I am an AHRC TECHNE-funded doctoral researcher in Humanities at the University of Brighton, England. I am a member of the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories at the same university. I have a Bachelor degree in Politics and an MA in Sociology and Anthropology (ULB). I will be a visiting researcher at OMAM between May and September 2019. I research memory and place-related activism in Beirut, Lebanon. I aim to highlight how Beiruti place-related civil society actors use ‘the past’ to guide their actions, make sense of the present and shape the future of their city.