Lara Khattab

Assistant Professor
AVDX 212
Office hours
Thursdays 3:00-4:00 on Zoom


Dr. Khattab’s research and teaching center on critical approaches to development, and formal and informal labor in the Arab World. Dr. Khattab previously researched civil Society in the sectarian context of Lebanon, the new unionism in Brazil, the landless peasants in Brazil, and independent unions in Egypt. Her current research is at the intersection of critical approaches to "development" in the Global South, intersectional approaches to poverty, precarity, and informality, labor movements, and labor organizing, solidarity networks, survival and resistance strategies by formal and informal workers under neoliberal and non-democratic regimes. She is currently researching women in the informal sector as well as fishermen in Tripoli in Northern Lebanon.




2023. Khattab, L.W. "Workers and generals: military-controlled transitions and labor movements in Brazil and Egypt." Labour History,

2022. Khattab, L.W. "The genealogy of social and political mobilization in Lebanon under a neoliberal sectarian regime (2009-2019)." Globalizations, https://doi/10.1080/14747731.2021.2025296.

2015. Salloukh, B., R. Barakat, AL-Habbal, J.S., Khattab, L.W. and Mikaelian, S. The Politics of Sectarianism in Post-War Lebanon. London: Pluto Press.


  • 2020 PhD - Concordia University
  • 2010 MA - Lebanese American University
  • 2003 BS - American University of Beirut


  • POLS 1001 - Foundations of Politics
  • POLS 2221 A - Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLS 3241 A - Human Rights
  • POLS 3251 A - Globalization and Labor
  • POLS 4241 A - Development and Social Justice
  • POLS 4231 A - Advanced Topics: Comparative Politics & Human Rights

Grants, awards & honours

President's Creative and Research Award (PRCA) (2022-2025)