The Council on Middle East Studies Colloquium presents
Natasha Iskander, New York University:
“Does Skill Make Us Human? Migrant Workers in 21st Century Qatar and Beyond.”
Natasha Iskander is the James Weldon Johnson Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. Her research focuses on immigration and the ways that the movement of people across borders can provide the basis for the creation of new knowledge and new pathways for political change. She has looked at these questions in multiple contexts, including Mexico, Morocco, the United States, France, Qatar, and South Asia.
She is the author of two award-wining books and 40 additional publications looking at immigration, skill, economic development, infrastructure, and worker rights. This talk is taken from her second book, Does Skill Make Us Human? Migrant Workers in 21st Century Qatar and Beyond (Princeton University Press, 2021).