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Experts on countries of origin by surname

Van Engeland, Anicée

The expert is a law university professor who has worked on and in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan but also France providing insights into societal values but also religious, customary, ethical, traditional and cultural beliefs and norms. She is an expert in Islam and in Islamic law, covering family law, criminal law, human rights…

Occupation: Associate Professor
Countries of expertise: Afghanistan, France, Iran, Iraq

Vora, Neha

The Expert is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology & Sociology at Lafayette College. She received her PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Irvine.

Her areas of expertise include migration, citizenship, higher education, South Asian and Muslim diasporas, gender, labor, race, liberalism, political economy, and the state, in the Arabian Peninsula region and in the United States.

She is the author of Impossible Citizens: Dubai’s Indian Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2013) and Teach for Arabia: American Universities, Liberalism, and Transnational Qatar (Stanford University Press, 2018). She has also published a co-authored book with Ahmed Kanna and Amelie Le Renard, Beyond Exception: New Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula (Cornell University Press, 2020).

Occupation: Associate Professor of Anthropology
Countries of expertise: Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, United States of America