Anthropology at PSU
MA, Portland State University, 1990
Nancy Beaini is working on research regarding culture change in marriage practices and gender roles among the American Lebanese Druze. Her MA thesis was on marriage practices and family among the Lebanese Druze in the Shuf Mountains of Lebanon. The Druze are a close knit community in Lebanon and internationally, and they work to maintain their traditions. However, Druze growing up in America since the 1970s, as a second generation, have experienced changes in these age-old traditions. This culture change and adaptation is the focus of her research.
Professor Beaini's other research interests include cultural Anthropology, marriage & kinship, gender, ethnicity, religion & healing, Middle East, Mediterranean, Africa.