Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab is a scholar based in Beirut. Trained as a philosopher at the American University of Beirut and at Université de Fribourg in Switzerland, her work is focused on the philosophy of culture, both Western and postcolonial, with a particular interest in contemporary Arab thought. Over the course of her academic career, she has taught at several universities in Lebanon, the USA, and Germany. Her latest book Contemporary Arab Thought: Cultural Critique in Comparative Perspective (2009) has been translated into Arabic and was recently awarded with the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2013 in the category “Development of Nations.”