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About Omar Dewachi

Omar Dewachi is Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology and Public Health at American University of Beirut (AUB). Trained as a medical doctor in Iraq during the 1990s, Dewachi received his doctorate in social anthropology from Harvard University in 2008. He is finishing a book manuscript entitled Ungovernable Life: War and Mandatory Medicine in Iraq (forthcoming, Stanford U Press), and is one of the contributors to the Costs of War Project at Brown University.

Articles by Omar Dewachi

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The wounds of Baghdad's Frankenstein

Ahmed al-Sa'dawi's novel, rather than reconciling the complexities of violence in Iraq, seeks to exorcise the demons that haunt the lives of ordinary people left with wounds from decades of imperial brutality. From States of Impunity.

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