Farah Al-Nakib

Assistant Professor, History Department, California Polytechnic State University

Farah Al-Nakib is an assistant professor in the History Department at California Polytechnic State University’s College of Liberal Arts. She was an assistant professor of history and the director of the Center for Gulf Studies at the American University of Kuwait. Her research specializes on the Gulf Arab states, specifically Kuwait. She is the author of Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life (Stanford University Press, 2016). Nakib was a Carnegie Centennial Fellow at American University in Washington, DC. She is also a co-editor of Jadaliyya’s Cities Page. She obtained her PhD and MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and a BA in history and journalism from the George Washington University.

Cities and Belonging in the Gulf Arab States

On July 24, AGSIW hosted a panel discussion examining the growth of the modern Gulf Arab city.