Omar Dewachi

Omar Dewachi is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University. Trained in medicine and anthropology, Dewachi’s work examines the impacts of decades of war and violence in Iraq and the broader Middle East. His award-winning book, “Ungovernable Life: Mandatory Medicine and Statecraft in Iraq” documents the untold history of the rise and fall of Iraq’s healthcare under decades of US-led interventions. His forthcoming manuscript, “When Wounds Travel”, chronicles close to a decade of ethnographic research on war and displacement across East of the Mediterranean.