Professor Souad Slim was born in Beirut in 1952. She completed her first Ph.D at the Sorbonne Paris IV in History in 1984 and her second one at the University of Birmingham in Islamology in 2000. She currently occupies the positions of Director of the Centre of Documentation and History at the Institute of History, Archeology and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Balamand and of Professor of History, Cultural Studies and Methodology at the Faculty of Art and Social Sciences and at the Institute of theology of the University of Balamand from 1988. She was the first to introduce the methodology of Serial and quantitative history to the History of Lebanon and the Near East .
Author of three books :
- Le Métayage et l’Impot au Mont Liban aux XVIII et XIX siècles. Dar el Mashreq 1987,1992 collection : Homme et sociétés du Proche – Orient ..
- Balamand, Histoire et Patrimoine. Dar AnNahar et Université de Balamand 1995
- The Greek Orthodox Waqf in Lebanon during the Ottoman Empire published in 2007 by the Orient Institute of Beirut.