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سوزان منعم

د. سوزان عادل منعم

معهد العلوم الاجتماعية - الجامعة اللبنانية

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Date of Birth  :                       01 September 1979

Nationality :                           Lebanese

Address :                                Lebanese University, Institute of Social Sciences- Branch II, Rabieh street 33, Postbox: 70209 Antélias- Lebanon.

Personnal address :               Mazraat Yachouh, Building El Hakim, First Floor, Bloc C. Lebanon.

Cell :                                       (+961) 70. 95. 07. 37

Email :                                    s.menhem@ul.edu.lb

 

 

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

  • 2005-2012 : Ph.D., Social Sciences Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Demography [École Doctorale Sociétés et Organisations Options:  (Migrations Internationales, Espaces et Sociétés)] at the University of Poitiers, Migrinter laboratory, (France). Thesis subject: “The New Migrants in Lebanon: Toward an Ethnicization of the Labor Market.”
  • 2014-2016:  Research Associate, Unité interdisciplinaire de recherche (UIR Mémoire) du CEMAM, St Joseph University Beirut, Lebanon.
  • 2011- Present : Research Associate, L’Institut Français du Porche Orient.
  • 2007-2012 : Research Affiliate, the Lebanese Emigration Research Center (LERC), Notre Dame University, Lebanon.
  • 2015 : Training with the Program Action Incitative (ACI), CIMORE « CIrculations, MObilités et espace RElationnel des migrants en Méditerranée ». De l’espace des Migrants et des Réfugiés au Liban : des camps palestiniens aux camps syriens - espaces publics, espaces partagés, espaces emprunté. Beirut, in October 2015.   
  • 2014 : Training with the Program Action Incitative (ACI), CIMORE « CIrculations, MObilités et espace RElationnel des migrants en Méditerranée ». (Tunisie : migrations irrégulières asile politique migratoire et dimensions juridiques)  Tunis & Medenine South estTunis  May 2014.
  • 2014 : Seminar on « Migrants, Déplacés et réfugiés » Dialogue Interculturel au Moyen Orient. Bureau Moyen-Orient de l’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie et le Bureau Régional pour l’Education pour les Pays Arabes, UNESCO- Beyrouth  at the Lebanese University, Mathaf- Beirut, in March 2014
  • 2012 : Training with the European University Institute (EUI) at the VIII Migration Summer
  • School: Social Movements, Systemic Change and Migration, in Florence, Italy, in July 2012.
  • 2011 : Training with the International Labor Organization ILO at the Labour Migration
  • Academy: “Facilitating governance, enhancing protection and promoting development” held by
  • the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy, in July 2011.

 

  • 20014-2005 : M.A. II, Sociology, Research in International Migrations and Interethnic
  • Relations, University of Poitiers, France.
  • 2003-2004 :  M.A. I, Anthropology, Department of Social Sciences, Section II Rabiyeh,
  • Lebanese University.
  • 2000-2003 : B.A., Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences, Section II Rabiyeh, Lebanese
  • University, Lebanon.

 

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

  • Skilled fieldwork implementation process and management ability
  • Apt in administering qualitative and quantitative surveys
  • Competent in identifying interviewees especially those hard to reach persons
  • Capable in putting at ease interviewees especially the vulnerable and disadvantaged ones
  • Efficient in implementing projects in limited time span
  • Effective in organizing and monitoring interviewers' during the implementation process of the survey
  • Efficient in Data Processing : Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA), hierarchical and non-hierarchical classification method, The tools of textual Statistics, Data collection for the analysis of migratory flux, Bayesian fiducial inference an alternative to classical inference
  • Fluent in Arabic, French and English
  • Computer literate in Word, Excel, SPSS, Atlas.ti, Power Point, Outlook  Internet, and E-mail

 

 

WORK EXPEREIENCE

  • 2013- present : Associate Professor and Researcher at the Lebanese University (Institute of Social Sciences- Branch II. Rabieh- Lebanon) in Social Sciences (Sociology, Demography, Development, Methodology, Stages of Social Research, Social intervention, Seminar, Sociology of Lebanon and the Arab World, Economy of Education, Leadership and Education, Social Inequality and Education, Human Resources, Techniques of Expression, Statistics,…).
  • 2017-2018
  • 2014: Senior Social Worker at Caritas Lebanon Migrant Center Ballouneh.
  • 2014 : Senior S Economy and Sociology Professor at La Roche Antonine- Hazmieh-Lebanon ocial Worker at Caritas Lebanon Migrant Center Ballouneh.
  • 2013-2015 :  Consultant, Member of the Steering Committee and Surveyor, Carthage Center for Research and Information (CCRI) of the Lebanese Development Network LDN), Jal el Dib, Lebanon. Project Title: "Assessment of the Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Employment Profile and Implications on the Labour Markets". The project is commissioned by the International Labor Organization (ILO). Assisted in the design of the household questionnaire, administered questionnaires in the Wadi Khaled area to Syrian refugees, and observed Focus group session with the Lenanese busineemen in  the Akkar.
  • 2013- Interviewer of experts for a rapid assessment project on the Lebanese expatriates' insights into the Gulf countries current relationship crisis with Lebanon. Research project led by Dr. Guita Hourani, The Lebanese Emigration Research Center of Notre Dame University, 2013
  • 2013: Research Assistant, Institut Francais du Proche Orient (IFPO), Beyrouth, Lebanon. Project Title: Migrant and Foreign Labor in Lebanon: Their situation, sociability and the regulation that govern them. Research project led by Dr Elisabeth Longuenesse.
  • 2013 : Researcher, in collaboration with IFPO, OURSE/USJ, LERC/NDU. Projet Cèdre: Migrations des diplômés, circulations professionnelles, relation au pays d’origine : Le cas du Liban, Study Title : « Migration féminine libanaise en France : Projet professionnel et aspiration à l’autonomie » in collaboration with Guita Hourani.
  • 2012 : Surveyor and Interviewer, a joint project between the Lebanese Transparency Association (LTA) and Carthage Center for Research of the Lebanese Development Network, Lebanon. Project title: Access to Information in Lebanon (ATI in Lebanon), Publication: “Access to Information in Lebanon: A Survey Report”, The Lebanese Transparency Association (LTA) and the Lebanese Development Network (LDN), Lebanon, 2012, [link].
  • Surveyor and Interviewer, a joint project between the Lebanese Emigration Research Center and Carthage Center for Research of the Lebanese Development Network. Project title:  “The Syrian Refugees in Lebanon”,  Publication:Refugees of the Arab Spring: The Syrian Refugees in Lebanon”, The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS), the American University of Cairo, Egypt, Research Paper Series/LERC. No.1/2012, [ISSN 2221-3333], 2012,  [link].
  • 2012 : Economy and Sociology Professor at College Central Jounieh- Lebanon.
  • 2011: Assistant Project Manager and Research Assistant, Lebanese Emigration Research Center (LERC), Notre Dame University, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon. Project title: Towards Effective Temporary Labour Migration Schemes In Jordan and Lebanon. The project was commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Italy. Towards Effective Temporary Labor Migration Schemes: Report on Lebanon and Jordan, Eugene Sensenig-Dabbous, Guita Hourani, et al., Commissioned by the International Labor Organization (ILO), [link].
  • 2011 Surveyor : The Cross-National Analysis of Values and Values.  Change, Lebanon. The World Value Survey-2011 in collaboration with the Lebanese Research Center for migration and Diaspora studies.
  • 2011 : Research Assistant, A project led by Dr Ray Jureidini in collaboration with Kafa (Enough violence and exploitation), Beirut, Lebanon. An Exploratory study of psychoanalytic and social factors: Abuse of Migrant Domestic Workers by Female Employers in Lebanon.
  • 2010: Fieldwork Manager, Lebanese Emigration Research Center (LERC), Notre Dame University, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon. Project title: The Kurds of Lebanon: Socioeconomic Mobility and Political Participation Via Naturalization, published under Research Paper Series/LERC No. 1/2011, Lebanese Emigration Research Center (LERC), Notre Dame University (NDU), Lebanon, 2011, [ISSN 2221-3333], URL[link].
  • 2010 : Fieldwork Manager and Member of the Steering Committee and, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Lebanese Emigration Research Center (LERC), Notre Dame University, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon, Migration Intentions and Transit Migration of the Iraqi Refugees in Lebanon. The two projects were commissioned by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
  • 2010 : Researcher and Surveyor, Children in Danger and at Risk in Lebanon, The Lebanese Development Network (LDN), Jal el Dib, Lebanon.
  • 2009 : Co-organizer of the seminar « Identité territorialité» (Identity Territoriality) organized by Isabelle Rigoni, Laboratery Migrinter Poitiers, France.
  • 2005-2012 : Surveyor and Researcher, University of Poitiers (Migrinter), France and the Lebanese University, Lebanon: “The New Migrants in Lebanon: toward an Ethnicisation on the Labor Market”, Doctoral Research: Conducted field survey and face-to-face interviews with migrant laborers from Sri Lanka, the Philippines, India, Ethiopia and Syria among others. Conducted expert interviews with stakeholders and in-depth interviews with migrant laborers. Coded the questionnaire, keyed in the data in SPSS, validated the the data, generate and analyzed the data, and wrote the results.
  • 2004-2005 : Surveyor and Researcher, University of Poitiers (Migrinter), France: “Immigration in Lebanon: the Indian Migrant Workers a Case Study”. Designed the project, reviewed the literature, administered the questionnaires and the interviews, and wrote the report.

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Suzanne Menhem & Guita Hourani Return Migrants to Lebanon : Challenges and Opportunities The project is funded by the Lebanese University 2016-2018 (forthcoming).
  • The Syrian youth refugee’s social and economic engagement in Lebanon (forthcoming June 2019).
  • Suzanne Menhem, “Les « nouveaux migrants » et le marché de l’emploi au Liban”, LERC Migration Research Paper Series N0. 1/2016 [ISSN 2221-3333], The Lebanese Emigration Research Center (LERC), Faculty of Law and Political Science (FLPS), Notre Dame University – Louaize (NDU), Lebanon, December2016, http://www.ndu.edu.lb/lerc/researchpaperseries/Les%20Nouvaux%20Migrants-Menhem-LERC-RPS-September%202016.pdf

 

  • سوزان منعم، الانتفاضات العربية: مقاربات سوسيولوجية ومقاربات جغرافية  .مراجعة كتاب، تحرير شبيب دياب، مارلين نصر وساري حنفي ( بيروت دار الفارابي،2014) المجلة العربية لعلم الإجتماع: إضافات،العدد 31-32، صيف- خريف 2015، صفحة 239-244.

 

  • Bassima El Mounla, Suzanne Menhem, Maher Abou Chacra, Alaa Nehme (2015). “The national study on child sexual abuse in Lebanon”. Beirut, Ministry of Social Affair, The Higher Council of Childhood, Ecpact France \& Dar Al Amal, November 2015, English and Arabic version.
  • Suzanne, Menhem, (2015), The migration of qualified Lebanese women to France”, International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences. SciPress Ltd., Switzerland, Vol. 58 (2015) pp 8-17 Online: 2015-09-01, https://www.scipress.com/ILSHS.58.ISSN 2300-2697.

 

  • Suzanne Menhem, (2014). Les nouveaux migrants au Liban : vers une ethnicisation du marché de l’emploi. e-Migrinter. N°12 (2014).p 86-90.

 

  • سوزان منعم، الشباب الفلسطيني والشباب الفرنسي اية قواسم مشتركة مقابل العنف والقمع؟، Palestinians youth & French youth, What are the common points ? Against violence and oppressions (Jeunes palestiniens, jeunes français, quels points communs ? Face à la violence et l'oppression). ،مراجعة كتاب ماري قرطام، المجلة العربية لعلم الإجتماع: إضافات،العدد 25 ، شتاء 2014، صفحة 199-205.

 

  • Guita G. Hourani, Basma Abdel Khalek, Suzanne Menhem (2010), “The Global Financial Crisis: Impact on Lebanese Expatriates in the Gulf”, The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS), American University of Cairo, 2011, URL [Link]

 

  • سوزان منعم، العمالة الاجنبية في لبنان: مساحة حرية لممارسة الطقوس الدينية والتقاليد الثقافية، (Foreign Labour in Lebanon: A space of Freedom to Practice their Religious Rites and Cultural Traditions)، منظمة العفو الدولية: الموارد، ايلول 2009، صفحة 22-25، [Link].

 

 

 

CONFERENCES AND LECTURES

  • April 2019 : =Lecture on Dr. Labaki’s book The Lebanese emigration 1850-2018 at the Cultural  Movement- Antelias.
  • September 2018 : Lecture on “Forced migration in Lebanon”. The Institute for Social Anthropology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the  Weltmuseum Wien, and the Department of Social and Cultural   Anthropology at the University of Vienna. Vienna.
  • July 2018 : Lecture on “Forced migration and its impact on the employment of Syrian young women in Lebanon”. As part of IASFM 17 conference. University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki. Greece
  • June 2018 : Lecture on “The Syrian youth refugee’s social and economic engagement in Lebanon” . The Migration Conference 2018. University of Lisbon. Portugal.
  • November 2017 : Lecture on La migration forcée et son impact sur  l'emploi des jeunes syriennes réfugiées au Liban, Sorbonne University Paris. 
  • May 2017 : Lecture on « Migration in Lebanon (Emigration, Immigration and Refugees » , Notre Dame de Délivrance Breij
  • April 2016: Guest speaker, Lecture on “Demography: Lebanese case study” in the program: Data Science and Big Data diploma at AUST-American University of Science & Technology at Achrafieh
  • Octobre 2015 : Lecture on “The national study on sexual abuse against children in Lebanon” Colloque « L’enfance oubliée au Liban » at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (7, 8, 9 october 2015).
  • December 2014 : Lecture on “Les nouveaux migrants au Liban ». CODOFE 2014 1ère édition du Colloque des doctorants de la Fédération Suds « Les circulations à contre-courant »
    Axe 1 : Les mobilités et circulations de personnes Paris 11, 12 décembre 2014.
  • May 2014 : Discussant the book of Dr Paul Tabar on “The Arab Diaspora in Australia” at the Lebanese Association of Sociology in Beyrouth.
  • April 2014 : Lecture on “The new immigrants in Lebanon: Living conditions and works” at the workshop on “Labor Market and Social rights in Lebanon and in the Near East” (Marché du Travail et Droits Sociaux au Liban et au Proche Orient) organized by IFPO (Institut Français du Proche Orient) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung at the USJ (University of St. Joseph).
  • April 2014 : Lecture on “Migration and its impacts on developement in the Middle East countries: Remittances and their impact in the developement in Lebanon”. Le cinquième forum de la pensée sociologique, Association des Amis de Sociologie. Tetouan-Maroc
  • February 2014 : Lecture on “The Syrian Refugees in Lebnon”. The Antonine Fathers School in Baabda- Lebanon
  • February 2014 : Lecture on “The new migrants in Lebanon: Living conditions and cultural practices”. The Antonine Fathers School in Baabda.
  • July 2009 : Lecture on “the Mobility of the foreigner’s workers in the GCC: the Lebanese case study comparator to the GCC country”  Coimbra Group - ACP Task Force 2nd Summer School on Development, Barcelona, Spain, 2009.
  • July 2008 : Lecture on the new immigrants in Lebanon, University of Lisboa, Portugal Centro de Estudos Geográficos, Faculdade de Letras-Universidade de Lisboa, IMISCOE, Summer school
  • June 2008 : Lecture on the new immigrants in Lebanon, for the European Doctorate on Migration, Diversities and Identities (EMIDI) Dublin. 
  • April 2008 : Lecture on the « Migrant au carrefour de la guerre : L’Impact de la guerre de juillet 2006 sur les travailleurs migrants afro-asiatiques au Liban », Damas, ATIP conference
  • January 2008: Lecture on the “Migrants at the Crossroads of War: Impact of the July 2006 War on African and Asian Migrant Workers in Lebanon”, at the 11th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration) Cairo.
  • April 2007 : Lecture in the Doctoriales Géographie et Economie “The New Immigrants in Lebanon: Toward an Ethnicization of the Labor Market.), a conference organized by The Institute of the Middle East, the Lebanese University and Saint Joseph’s University (Beirut, Lebanon).

INTERVIEWS (Selected List)

  • 2019 : Beyrouth : de l'exil à l'assiette Munchies https://munchies.vice.com/fr/article/a3bbvz/beyrouth-de-lexil-a-lassiette  Canada, April 1.
  • 2019: The Syrian refugeees in Lebanon : socio-economic and demographic aspects,  OTV,  February 1.
  • 2018 : Half of Lebanese  people is depressed, MTV , November 20.
  • 2018 : Syrian refugees women in Lebanon, Sawt el shaab , June 25.
  • 2018 : Time bomb in Lebanon : The Syrian Refugees, Akhbar el Youm, April 30.
  • 2018 : The Heritage in Lebanon to where? What is the role of women to preserve it? Sawt el shaab, March 12.
  • 2018 : The divorced and its impact on the children in Lebanon, Sawt el shaab, March 5.
  • 2014 : Developement in the Middle East: Lebanese case study, l’info” Al Aoula - Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision-Maroc, April 12.
  • 2013 : Migration in Lebanon: Emigration from Lebanon & Immigration to Lebanon (The new migrants in Lebanon), Refugees (Syrian Refugee’s in Lebanon), “L’entretien”, France 24-Paris, December 16.
  • 2007 : The new migrants in Lebanon. Al-Akhbar Newspaper, number 298, August 2007

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Member of International Sociological Association, launched in Madrid-Spain, since 2014.
  • Member of  the Fahamu Refugee Program since 2014.
  • Member of the Lebanese Association of Sociology, launched in Beirut- Lebanon, since 2014.
  • Member of Migrinter, Migrations Internationales, Espaces et Sociétés- CNRS (UMR 7301),  Poitiers- France, since 2004. 
  • Member of the association:  Solidarité Etudiante pour le Développement SOLEDEV launched in Poitiers- France since 2009. 
  • President of the association named “Pictacèdes”, a French–Lebanese cultural association launched in Poitiers- France, in 2005.
  • Member of the association “Meli Mélo”, Erasmus cultural association launched in Poitiers- France, 2007.

 

 

 

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