Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology (2013 - 2018)
Professor Stein is a leading scholar in the field of Middle Eastern Studies. Her work focuses on better understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the unique lenses of tourism, mass media and popular culture. Stein’s first book, Itineraries in Conflict: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Political Lives of Tourism (Duke University Press, 2008) received critical acclaim in several published reviews and her work is some of the most widely cited in the field of Cultural Anthropology. Her numerous journal and book articles, in addition to two co-edited volumes, represent an exemplary record of both excellence and productivity.