Recent Articles

Tarek Al-Ghoussein

Artist Spotlight

A significant feature of Tarek Al-Ghoussein's work over the years has been the merger of landscapes, self-portraiture, and interaction with the spaces he photographs.

Robert Parthesius

What is Heritage?

On Delma Island, at Liwa oasis, and in the classroom, Robert Partheisus is helping NYU Abu Dhabi students discover UAE heritage — while challenging them to re-think exactly what heritage means.

Nathalie Peutz

Heritage is What You Make it

“If it’s your language, your poetry, your ideas, your history — it can really mobilize people," says anthropologist Nathalie Peutz.

Teacher and children reading

A Storybook Beginning

NYU Abu Dhabi is addressing a critical need for more child-friendly Arabic reading materials.

Deepak Unnikrishnan, Lecturer, Writing Program, NYUAD

Hindu Prize

Deepak Unnikrishnan's debut novel Temporary People wins the prestigious Hindu Prize in india.

Cairo factory 1940

All in the Family

First-ever research initiative will track family business histories in the Middle East.

Voices of a Generation

Voices of a Generation

Ayisha Khansaheb, research assistant, and her faculty mentor Maria Balzani is leading a historic oral history project about the lives of UAE women before the oil boom.

Philosophy professor wins prestigious InfoSys Prize in India

Philosophy Professor Wins InfoSys Prize

Jonardon Ganeri has won the Infosys Prize in the Humanities category for his outstanding scholarship and originality in interpreting and scrutinizing analytical Indian philosophy.

In the News


NYUAD faculty in the Arts and Humanities are frequently featured in local and international news media.

NYUAD exhibition shows life from a migrants' perspective
A new photo exhibition is a collaboration with refugees in Djibouti.
The National | February 06, 2018

Oscar-nominated ‘Ajami’ to show in Abu Dhabi
The 2009 movie will screen as part of a contemporary Arab film series called CinemaNA.
Gulf News | January 24, 2018

Students get a look at how the arts transform Cambodian society
About 15 students from New York University Abu Dhabi were recently given a hearty welcome by Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) as they started a culture tour of Cambodia under a programme called Arts for Transformation, the case of Cambodia.
Khmer Times | January 17, 2018

Deepak Unnikrishnan bags ‘The Hindu Prize 2017’ for ‘Temporary People’ 
Deepak Unnikrishnan bagged the coveted The Hindu Prize 2017 for his ode to the ‘pravasi’ Malayalee - ‘Temporary People’. Receiving his award from British novelist and journalist Sebastian Faulks
The Hindu | January 15, 2018

Staging Octavia Butler in Abu DhabiStaging Octavia Butler in Abu DhabiNYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center hosted the world premiere of Parable of the Sower, an opera composed by the singer/songwriter Toshi Reagon, a queer Brooklyn-based activist, and based on the prophetic novel by Octavia Butler.
The Paris Review | January 08, 2018