IMES Welcomes New Post-Doctoral Fellow, Amal Sachedina

January 13, 2017

The Institute for Middle East Studies is pleased to welcome Amal Sachedina as our new Post-Doctoral Fellow. Dr. Sachedina's studies have focused on cultural anthropology of Oman. Amal Sachedina completed her Ph.D. in socio-cultural anthropology and Middle East studies at the University of California, Berkeley in December 2013. Her research on Oman, now a book project, explores the material practices of making and reflecting on the past through examining the changing functions and roles of material objects and landscapes over the course of the 20th century at a time when the last Ibadi Imamate (1913-1959) ruled much of the interior of what is now the Sultanate of Oman.

 Before coming to MEI she was the Aga Khan visiting professor in Islamic Humanities at Brown University (2014-2015) as well as a research fellow at the American Museum of Natural History, NY (2012-2014) and the Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore (2015-2016). Amal Sachedina earned a B.A. in archaeology from the University of Michigan and an M.Phil in Islamic Art and Archaeology from Oxford University, and has been a research consultant for World Heritage advisory bodies such as ICOMOS (International Council for Monuments and Sites) and ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property).