University of Wisconsin–Madison

Danya Al-Saleh

Pronoun(s): she/her/hers

Title: Graduate student (Ph.D.)

Education

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

universities, the oil and gas industry, ethnographic methodologies, feminist geographies, geographical political economy, science and technology studies, West Asia and North Africa, urban geography

Courses Taught

Feminist Geographies, Spring 2020, Virginia Commonwealth University of the Arts in Qatar       Introduction to Anthropology, Fall 2019, Virginia Commonwealth University of the Arts in Qatar

Affiliations

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

Recent Publications

 Al-Saleh, D and Vora, N. 2020 “Contestations of imperial citizenship: Student protest and organizing in Qatar’s Education City,” International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 52: 733-739.


Al-Saleh, D and Noterman, E. 2020 “Organizing for Collective Feminist Killjoy Geographies in a U.S. University,” Gender, Place, and Culture, 0(0).


 Al-Saleh, D. 2018. “After the Election: Speaking Arabic, Speaking English.” Geohumanities: Space, Place and the Humanities. 4(2): 576-582.

Awards and Honors

Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2020

Student Paper Award, Middle East and North Africa Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers, 2020

Earl Cook Award for Best Student Paper, Energy and Environment Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers, 2020

Olmstead Outstanding Citizenship Award, Geography Department, UW-Madison, 2018.

Holtz Center, Science and Technology Studies, Graduate Student Research Travel Grant, UW-Madison, 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, UW-Madison, 2016, 2017.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Summer, African Studies Program, UW-Madison, 2015, 2016.

Trewartha and Odebolt Conference Travel Award, Geography Department, UW-Madison, 2014-2018.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2014-19.

Mellon Doctoral Student Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center, 2012-2014.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

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

Email: dalsaleh@wisc.edu