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Nora AlAati

Graduate Student

M.A. in Anthropology

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I am a second-year graduate student specializing in archaeology, specifically the archaeology of the Near East/Middle East with a focus on social theory. I am mainly interested in the representation of gender and sexuality within visual remains such as art, jewelry, and grave goods which help facilitate interactions of gender performance in past societies. I also have a large background in cultural anthropology which has helped merge my various interests within the discipline to create research that intersects the two fields and stimulate my curiosity of learning about how identities are formed.



“Melody on Lockdown: Pandemic Capitalism and Music Education in Kuwait”, Undergraduate Capstone supervised by Dr. Pellegrino Luciano, American University of Kuwait, 2021.

Areas of Expertise

Cultures of the Arabian Peninsula, Ethnomusicology, Neoliberalism, Gender Theory, Social Identity Studies, Near Eastern/Middle Eastern Archaeology


B.A. Anthropology American University of Kuwait 2021