Almarri, Saqer

Humanities Research Fellow Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BBA, American University in Dubai; MA, American University of Sharjah; PhD, Binghamton University–State University of New York

Research Areas: Translation Studies, Trans* and Intersex Studies, Decoloniality Studies, Coloniality of Gender, and Gender and Islam


Saqer A. Almarri’s research explores depictions of non-binary subjects in the Arabic and Islamic intellectual tradition. Saqer’s work on this topic began at Binghamton University, where he defended his doctoral dissertation in May 2019 on the depictions of the khunthā in Islamic jurisprudence and translations of the conceptualization of the khunthā across scholarly languages.

As a fellow at NYUAD, Saqer will expand his research beyond Islamic law into examining the depictions of the khunthā in literature, philosophy, and biographies. Saqer will also examine how modern scholarship employs the khunthā subject to specifically address modern identity and gender notions.