Dr Nejm Benessaiah

Adjunct Assistant Professor, George Washington University

Nejm is an environmental anthropologist (PhD Kent) in the Elliott School of International Affairs, at the George Washington University. His research bridges social science and environmental disciplines. Specifically, it applies social science concepts and analytics to ecological situations by including a consideration of posthumanist agency, everyday forms of governance, and the cultivation of ethical relations beyond the police state.


Forthcoming. Local Justice: Anomie & the Postcolonial state. In Y. Ben Hounet & B. Dupret (eds) Law and Property in Algeria: Anthropological perspectives. Leiden: Brill. In Press.

Forthcoming. Relative Scales, Fluid Responses: Toward a polyphonic approach to Water conflict across the Middle East & North Africa. Ambio.

2017. Multi-agentive transformations of rural livelihoods in mountain ICCAs: The case of the decline of community-based management of natural resources in the Mesioui agdals (Morocco). Quaternary International, Vol. 437, Part B, Pp. 165-175.

2016. African Trysts: Rethinking the Saharan Divide. In R. Boswell & F. Nyamnjoh (eds), Postcolonial African Anthropologies. Pretoria: HSRC Press.