Marwa Koheji

Visiting Assistant Professor Affiliation: Visiting
Education: PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Areas: Arabian Peninsula; Bahrain, infrastructures, energy, cultural anthropology

Marwa Koheji is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities, in the Division of Arts and Humanities at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). Her research combines historical and ethnographic methods to explore energy infrastructures in Bahrain and the broader Gulf region and their socio-political implications.

She was trained in cultural anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled Thermal (Dis)Comfort in Bahrain: How Air-Conditioning Changed Everything. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, National Geographic, the Energy Poverty Program in Southern Africa (EPPSA), and NYUAD.

She also has a professional background in the heritage and cultural industry, working with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities on different national and World Heritage projects. More recently, she has participated in Bahrain's National Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2023).

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