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Nora AlAati

Graduate Student


Graduate Teaching Assistant

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 through ornaments such as jewelry, tools, and weaponry that help facilitate gender performances in Mesopotamia, situated within third wave feminist frameworks. My main anthropological training is ethnographic which has helped bridge my current interdisciplinary interests within the greater field of anthropological archaeology.



“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, Representation in Academia


B.A. Anthropology American University of Kuwait 2021

  • Kuwait University Scholarship Candidate (May 2023)
  • Internal Scholarship (Tans.) Sponsored by Kuwait's Ministry of Higher Education (Fall 2017 - Spring 2021)
  • Dean's Honor List, American University of Kuwait (Spring 2018 - Spring 2021)