University of Wisconsin–Madison

Danya Al-Saleh

Graduate student (Ph.D.)


MA, Cultural Anthropology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2015 Certificate, Advanced Arabic Studies, Qatar University, 2012 BA, Political Science, UC Berkeley, 2011

Research Areas

Higher education, knowledge production, oil and gas industry, ethnographic methodologies, Middle East, social theory

Courses Taught

Teaching Assistant, World Regional Geography, UW-Madison, Summer 2017

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Hunter College, 2013-2014 


Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) Association of American Geographers (AAG) Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS)

Awards and Honors

-Holtz Center, Science and Technology Studies, Graduate Student Research Travel Grant, 2016, 2017 - Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Academic Year, African Studies Program, UW-Madison, 2017-18 - Center for Culture, History and Environment Graduate Student Research Travel Grant, 2016, 2017 - Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, African Studies Program, UW-Madison, 2015, 2016 - Odebolt Conference Travel Award, UW-Madison, 2015 - Trewartha Conference Travel Award, UW-Madison, 2014 - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2014 - Mellon Doctoral Student Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center, 2012 - Georgetown University Arabic Language Scholarship, Qatar University, 2011 - Institute of International Studies Junior Scholars Grant, UC Berkeley, 2010

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Geography 550 N. Park Street Madison, WI 53706