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New Texts Out Now: Andrew Gardner and Autumn Watts, Constructing Qatar: Migrant Narratives from the Margins of the Global System

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Andrew Gardner and Autumn Watts, editors, Constructing Qatar: Migrant Narratives from the Margins of the Global System. Smashwords, 2012. Jadaliyya (J): What made you put together this book? Andrew Gardner (AG): Migrants in the Gulf states have been a central focal point in my research for more than a decade now. Over that decade, I definitely noticed that the portions of my research and my presentations that truly resonated with my audience were oftentimes not the ...

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Andrew Gardner and Autumn Watts

 

Andrew Gardner is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Puget Sound. His scholarship focuses on the Gulf States of the Arabian Peninsula, with interests in transnational labor, environmental anthropology, and the political ecology of both rural and urban peoples of the Arabian Peninsula. He is the author of City of Strangers: Gulf Migration and the Indian Community in Bahrain (Cornell, 2010), and the co-editor of Constructing Qatar: Migrant Narratives from the Margins of the Global System (Smashwords, 2012) and Dispatches from the Field: Neophyte Ethnographers in a Changing World (Waveland Press, 2006).

Autumn Watts is Associate Fiction Editor at Guernica Magazine. She has taught at Cornell, Northwestern, and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, and published work in Guernica, Desert Voices, Best New Poets, AGNI Online, and Boston Review, among others. Her piece "The Cities of Animals," illustrated by photographer Kristin Giordano, was selected for the Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Stories 2012. Currently, she is editing a collection of oral Qatari folktales.