Anthropology

Cakmakci

Eda Cakmakci

PhD Candidate in Anthropology and Middle East Studies
2014 Feb 20

Book Launch & Author Talk: Afsaneh Najmabadi, "Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran"

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CMES, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102, Cambridge, MA 02138

Afsaneh NajmabadiThe Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach Program is pleased to present an author talk by

Afsaneh Najmabadi
Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University.... Read more about Book Launch & Author Talk: Afsaneh Najmabadi, "Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran"

Harvard Gazette on Steven Caton's research on water in Yemen

October 18, 2013

The Harvard Gazette recently interviewed Steven C. Caton, Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies and former director of CMES (2004–2009), on his work studying water issues in Yemen from an anthropological perspective, and on how he came to the subject:

After leaving Yemen in 1981, Caton completed his doctoral work at the University of Chicago and began teaching. He published three books, including 1990’s “Peaks of Yemen I Summon,” on the nation’s poetry, and 1999’s “Lawrence of Arabia: A Film’s Anthropology...

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Explore women in the Qajar world with professor Afsaneh Najmabadi

September 28, 2010

 

Afsaneh Najmabadi is the Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University and is a CMES Steering Committee member. Professor Najmabadi and a team of Qajar historians received a NEH grant to develop a comprehensive digital archive and website that will preserve, link, and render accessible primary...

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Professor Steve Caton comments on Aljazeera about water in Yemen

September 27, 2010

Professor Steve Caton presents some insights from his recent research on water in the Arabian Penninsula, and Yemen in particular in this opinion piece in Aljazeera.

Steve Caton is Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. He is also author of Yemen Chronicle: An Anthropology of War and Mediation (Hill and Wang 2005) and Peaks of Yemen I Summon: Poetry as Cultural Practice in a North Yemeni Tribe (University of...

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Professor Caton comments on Yemen in Foreign Policy blog

August 26, 2010

Steven Caton, Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies, wades into the current debate on the feasibility of Yemen being a failed state in a recent Foreign Policy blog posting. In the post, he adds a historical dimension to the discussion and argues that history, and innovations by the government since 1978, make it less likely that Yemen is on the road to implosion or takeover by a hostile force. Among Professor Caton’s books are Yemen Chronicle: An Anthology of War and Mediation (2006...

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