Telling people in my field sites that I live in Abu Dhabi deepens my access and collaborations. I think this is because they see that I am committed to studying and understanding this region and, as a result, become more willing to work with me.
NYU Abu Dhabi's unique location in the Middle East makes it an ideal headquarters for social scientists working to better understand complex global societies, both past and present. Our faculty are working on fieldwork projects throughout the region on topics ranging from religious mobilization in Turkey to political systems in Afghanistan, and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa.
As complex social problems facing human societies evade the grasp of any individual discipline, they are more efficiently addressed through interdisciplinary approaches. Social Science at NYU Abu Dhabi is an integrated research unit of centers, labs, and projects.
FieldlabDRC is a not for profit, which aims to help researchers do research in the Congo, and strengthen local research capacities.
A website curated by Rahul Sagar seeks to further the study of modern Indian political thought by drawing attention to the vibrant public sphere that took shape in the century prior to independence.
Research and Empirical Analysis of Labor Migration aims improve our understanding of the structures and dynamics implicated in recruitment for temporary work, ranging from individual motivations and expectations, to the broader dynamics of labor supply and demand.
Distinguished Global Professor Robert Allen is leading an historic data collection project to better understand the economic history of the Middle East.
An interdisciplinary group of faculty and researchers focusing on questions in which network dynamics and relational processes are at the heart of the analysis.
Our research focuses on the development of innovative and cutting-edge technologies that can significantly impact economic development in under-developed areas around the world.
Global TIES for Children designs, evaluates, and advises on programs and policies to improve the lives of children and youth in the most vulnerable regions across the globe.