Book talk: 'Islands of Heritage: Conservation and Transformation in Yemen'


Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES Modern Middle East Speaker Series presents

Nathalie PeutzNathalie Peutz
Associate Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies, NYU Abu Dhabi

Nathalie Peutz received her PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton University. Her research, based on fieldwork conducted in Yemen, Djibouti, and Somaliland, focuses on forced migration, displacement and immobility, conservation and development, and identity and heritage in the Arab world and the Western Indian Ocean region. Before coming to New York University Abu Dhabi, Peutz spent a year as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Wayne State University and a year as a Post-Graduate Associate at the Council of Middle East Studies at Yale University. Peutz is also the recipient of fellowships from Fulbright-Hays (DDRA), the SSCR-IPFP, the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA), the Andrew F. Mellon Foundation (Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies), and three grants from the American Institute of Yemeni Studies. Her current project, an ethnographic study of Yemeni migrant and refugee communities in Somaliland and Djibouti, has been funded by an internal award (REF) from NYUAD.

Her publications include Islands of Heritage: Conservation and Transformation in Yemen (Stanford University Press, 2018); an award-winning, co-edited volume, The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement (with Nicholas De Genova, Duke University Press, 2010), and several articles on the transformation of Yemen's Soqotra Archipelago into a World Heritage Site.

Contact: Liz Flanagan