Marwa Ehsan Fakih

Cultural Studies Program


Marwa Ehsan Fakih is a Research Fellow at KFCRIS. She joined KFCRIS in July 2019. She has worked as an associate researcher at the Gulf Arab States Institute in Washington and as a researcher at Columbia University’s Institute of Religion, Culture and Public Life. She holds a master’s degree in Sociocultural Anthropology from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from King Saud University. She is currently a PhD candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology at University College London (UCL). She specializes in Media Anthropology and Culture Production, with an interest in globalization, neoliberalism, popular culture and entertainment. She participated in preparing the “Cultural Status” Report in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the years 2019, 2020, and 2021.