From the Editors
In popular accounts of politics in the Arabian Peninsula in this post-Arab uprisings era, "sectarianism" has been an omnipresent signifier for conflict and unrest. The term commonly acts – implicitly, because it is never qualified or defined – as both a description of political contestation and, simultaneously, an explanation for it. The history of "sectarianism" in academia, as an object of study and as an analytic with explanatory power, is a ...Keep Reading »
John Warner is 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.