Bader Alfarhan

Bader Alfarhan

Bader Alfarhan


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Fields of Study

Sociocultural Anthropology


Transnational belonging; authenticity; race and ethnicity; heritage tourism; travel; anthropology of education; Muslim-American/BIPOC American teachers; Kuwait


2020    Review of “Teach for Arabia: American Universities, Liberalism, and Transnational Qatar” by Neha Vora (Stanford University Press, 2019). Anthropology & Education Quarterly 51 (1): 112-13.

Awards & Grants

MA/PhD Student Scholarship, Kuwait University (2018)

Conference Presentations

2018    “Performing Global Citizenship: Discourses of Global Citizenship in a New York City-Based Residence for Graduate Students.” Paper presented at the 117th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA

2018    “Learning to Be a Global Citizen: Discourses of Citizenship in a New York-Based Residence for Graduate Students.” Paper presented at the 14th Annual Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference, Airway Heights, WA.

2016    “An Exploration of Friendship among Kuwaiti and Saudi Men Studying Abroad in Seattle.” PowerPoint presented at the 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Seattle, WA.


M.A., Anthropology, University of Virginia (2020)
Ed.M., Anthropology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University (2018)
B.A., Anthropology, University of Washington (2016)