Elisabeth Longuenesse

Sociology & Anthropology

French sociologist, researcher at CNRS, member of Printemps laboratory at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines and associate researcher at the Institut français du Proche-Orient in Beirut-Damascus-Amman. E.L. has been working for several decades on Middle Eastern Societies. She headed the Department for Contemporary Studies at the Institut français du Proche-Orient in Beirut-Damascus-Amman. Her main research interests concern work, labor and professions, labor migrations and professional circulations, in the Middle East and on a global level. She studies the place and role of different categories of workers, employees, and professionnals in society, as well as the legal and symbolic status of different types of work and knowledge, or labor and professional solidarities, in a comparative perspective.



Migrant workers in Lebanon

The research project aimed at improving our understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural implications of foreign labour’s presence in Lebanon. Based on an in-depth analysis of the situation, the findings identify the shortcomings of the current social and employment policies and c ..