Omar Dewachi is Assistant
Professor of Medical Anthropology and Public Health at American University of
Beirut (AUB). Trained as a medical doctor in Iraq
during the 1990s, Dewachi received his doctorate in social anthropology from
Harvard University in 2008. He is finishing a book manuscript entitled Ungovernable Life: War and Mandatory Medicine in Iraq
(forthcoming, Stanford U Press), and is one of the contributors to the Costs of War Project
at Brown University.