The Ceaseless Quest for Saudi Arabia: Central Arabian Nationhood and its Spillover Effects


Thursday, February 18, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

The Middle East Seminar presents

Nadav Samin
Lecturer, Anthropology and Government, Dartmouth College

Nadav Samin is Lecturer in Anthropology and Government at Dartmouth College.  His first book, Of Sand or Soil: Genealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabia, was published in 2015 by Princeton University Press, and is forthcoming in Arabic translation with Jadawel. His articles on the history, politics, and culture of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states have appeared or are forthcoming in Comparative Studies in Society and History, British Journal of Middle East Studies, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, Arab Media and Society, and other publications.  He was previously a Social Science Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow for Transregional Research, and has taught at New York University and Hunter College.  Mr. Samin received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University.

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