Nathalie Peutz, Assistant Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies, Arts and Humanities, NYUAD

Nathalie Peutz

Assistant Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies, Arts and Humanities

Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi



B.A. University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. Princeton University

Nathalie Peutz received her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton University. Her research, based on fieldwork conducted in Somaliland and in Yemen, focuses on questions of migration and mobilities, conservation and development, and identity and heritage in the Arab and Western Indian Ocean worlds. 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 publications include articles and a co-edited volume on deportation, The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement (winner of the 2011 Bronze Award from the Association for Borderlands Studies), and several articles on the recent transformation of Yemen's Socotra Archipelago into a World Heritage site. She is currently completing a book manuscript on heritage engineering and conservation-based development in Socotra.

Migration and Transformation in the Western Indian Ocean; Socotran Poets