Michelle Sawwan

Michelle Sawwan

Areas of Study

Social Networks, Organizations, Political Sociology, Peace and Conflict Studies, Middle Eastern Studies


Michelle Sawwan (Peace Studies & Sociology) is a Presidential Fellow. She holds Bachelor's degrees in Arabic Language, Literature and Spanish Language, and an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies, from the University of Virginia. Her current research centers on how Lebanese citizens obtain healthcare, and how they conceive of the available network of healthcare providers. She is interested in the impact of civil conflict on social and institutional relationships, with health access being one dimension of governance in liberal economies, and in pluralistic societies.