Oman, Zanzibar, and the Politics of Becoming Arab


Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


William James Hall, Room B1, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The CMES Arabian Peninsula Studies Lecture Series presents

Mandana Limbert
Associate Professor, Anthropology, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Mandana Limbert is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. She received her PhD in Anthropology and Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan in 2002 and joined CUNY the same year. Her publications include her monograph In the Time of Oil (Stanford University Press, 2010), a co-edited volume Timely Assets (School of American Research, 2008), as well as articles and chapters on oil development, temporality, and religiosity in Oman. Her works have appeared in numerous journals including Social Text, Ethnos, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, and Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. With the support of grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the City University of New York, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Professor Limbert is writing her next book on changing notions of Arabness in Oman and Zanzibar over the course of the twentieth century.

Contact: Liz Flanagan