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Rosie Bsheer and John Warner

Theorizing the Arabian Peninsula: Introduction to the Roundtable

This electronic roundtable marks the one-year anniversary of Jadaliyya's Arabian Peninsula Page, in which time we have hosted work by activists, journalists, artists, and scholars that has made a significant intellectual—and, we hope, political—contribution. Despite the sophisticated, critical, and oft-politically engaged literature emerging from and about the Arabian Peninsula, however, the region remains marginalized, in multiple ways, within academic and popular analyses. ...

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Rosie Bsheer and John Warner

Rosie Bsheer
is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Columbia University. Her research centers on the study of historiography, archive theories, and the spatial politics of oil cities. Rosie is Associate Producer of the 2007 Oscar-nominated film “My Country, My Country” and is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya E-zine. She is also co-editor of Dawn of the Arab Uprisings: End of an Old Order? (Pluto Press, 2012). Her other articles are found here, here and here.

John Warner is a Visiting Assistant Professor at NYU's Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and a doctoral candidate in cultural anthropology at City University of New York's Graduate Center. His research centers on the commodification of nature and resource politics in Yemen and the Middle East. He is a co-editor of Jadaliyya's Arabian Peninsula page and a founding editor and author of the Findings collective for Anthropology Now, a peer-reviewed journal devoted to public engagement with anthropological knowledge. He is also a member of the Quilting Point film collective.