Sami Tayeb is a lecturer in American Culture Studies.
Sami earned his M.A. in Middle East Studies from the American University of Beirut. His research and teaching interests focus on political economy and the built environment in the Middle East, as well as Western knowledge production and the architecture of empire. He has lived and worked in several Arab countries, including Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. Before moving to St. Louis, Sami was the director of Middle East Books and More, a non-profit bookstore in Washington, DC. He has been published in Middle East Report and Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and is currently teaching a new course in AMCS entitled Landscapes of US Power and Intervention: Critical Geographies of the Middle East. At the medical school, he coordinates clinical research that focuses on medication adherence and equity in healthcare.