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Deina Rabi received her bachelor's and master's degrees in linguistics from the University of Chicago, and then taught English in France, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates. Rabi then went on to pursue her Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, where she focused on how Emirati women use English-medium higher education as a gateway channel for new forms of social and economic mobility in the United Arab Emirates’ expanding neoliberal knowledge economy.

Her areas of specialization include language and gender, semiotics, feminist anthropology, anthropology of infrastructure, media, digital ethnography, globalization, and neoliberalism in the Arabian Gulf, the Middle East at large, and Middle Eastern diasporas in the United States.

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Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., University of Chicago

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