LimbertMandana LimbertLimbert Book
Ph.D, University of Michigan 2002

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Queens College-CUNY
Distinguished Faculty, CUNY Advanced Research Collaborative (Fall 2018)
Recipient, National Endowment for the Humanities                               
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Mandana E. Limbert received her PhD in Anthropology and Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan in 2002 and joined the Queens College (CUNY) faculty the same year. She became a member of the faculty of the CUNY Graduate Center in 2007. She has also been a fellow and visiting scholar at The University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender (1999-2000), New York University’s Center for Near Eastern Studies (2000-2001), the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies (2001-2002), and Duke University’s Department of Cultural Anthropology (2008-2010). She was a member of faculty of the History department at North Carolina State University (2009-2010) and a Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the CUNY Advanced Research Collaborative (Fall 2018).

In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, Professor Limbert has co-edited Timely Assets: The Politics of Resources and their Temporalities (2008), published by the School of American Research, Advanced Seminar Series. Her book, In the Time of Oil: Piety, Memory, and Social Life in an Omani Town (2010), was published by Stanford University Press. And, with support of a grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the City University of New York, and the National Endowment of the Humanities, Professor Limbert has been writing her next book, “Oman, Zanzibar, and the Politics of Becoming Arab” on changing notions of Arabness in Oman and Zanzibar over the course of the twentieth century.

Research Focus:
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Middle East - Oman
  • Arab Societies
  • Anthropology of Memory
  • Historical Anthropology
  • Religion, Modernity, and Colonialism

Courses Taught:
  • Intro to Cultural Anthropology (101)
  • Essentials of Cultural Anthropology (201) 
  • Peoples of the Middle East (212)
  • Sex, Gender, and Culture (222)
  • Contemporary Anthropological Theory (320)

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