Assistant Professor of Anthropology
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Gender and feminist studies; Islam and Muslim societies; transnationalism and globalization; migration and diaspora studies; political economy; Middle East and South Asia studies.
- Transnational labour migration and religious movements in the Arabian/Persian Gulf
- Transnational Islamic charity networks spanning South Asia and the Arabian/Persian Gulf
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
2013 Navarro, T., B. Williams, and A. Ahmad. "Sitting at the kitchen table: Fieldnotes from women of color in anthropology," Cultural Anthropology 28(3): 443-463.
2012 Ahmad, A. “Labour’s limits: Foreign residents in the Gulf.” In M. Kamrav and Z. Babar, eds., Migrant Labor in the Persian Gulf. New York: Columbia University Press.
2012 Ahmad, A. “Cosmopolitan Islam in a diasporic space: Foreign resident Muslim women’s halaqa in Kuwait.” In F. Osella and C. Osella, eds., Islamic Reform in South Asia. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
2010 Ahmad, A. “Explanation is not the point: South Asian migrant domestic workers' newfound Islamic pieties in Kuwait,” Asian and Pacific Journal of Anthropology 11(3-4): 293-310. Reprinted in P. Werbner and M. Johnson, eds., Diasporic Encounters, Sacred Journeys: Ritual, Normativity and the Religious Imagination among International Asian Migrant Women. Routledge, forthcoming.
2009 Ahmad, A. “Transnational actors and state stirrings: Kuwait’s migrant domestic work sector.” In Migration and the Gulf. Washington, DC: Middle East Institute.
To see syllabi, click on the course title.
Anth 1002 (old 002): Sociocultural Anthropology
Anth 2501 (121): Anthropology of Gender: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Anth 6391 (251): Anthropology of Religious Movements
Anth 6501 (257): Gender and Sexuality
Last updated August 4, 2014