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Pascal Menoret

Renée and Lester Crown Professor of Modern Middle East Studies

Department of Anthropology, Brandeis University

Pascal Menoret teaches anthropology at Brandeis University. His research interests include urban anthropology, infrastructure, protest, and ethnographic fieldwork.

He is the author of four books on Saudi Arabia, including The Saudi Enigma: A History, L'Arabie, des routes de l'encens à l'ère du pétrole, and Joyriding in Riyadh: Oil, Urbanism and Road Revolt. His latest book, Graveyard of Clerics: Everyday Activism in Saudi Arabia, came out in 2020 at Stanford University Press. Menoret is a publisher at Éditions Wildproject (Marseille), where he specializes in decolonial ecology. He taught at Princeton University and New York University Abu Dhabi.

Menoret conducted research at Harvard University and studied at the Université de Provence and at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, where he received his PhD in history in 2008.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.