Of Voyages and Moorings: The Contemporary Dhow Trade in the Western Indian Ocean


Nidhi Mahajan

Nidhi Mahajan is a cultural anthropologist who focuses on political economy, sovereignty, and mobility in the Indian Ocean. She is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of California-Santa Cruz and is the inaugural Fatima Mernissi Postdoctoral Fellow in Social and Cultural Studies at The Africa Institute, Sharjah. She has also developed multi-media exhibitions at the Fort Jesus Museum in Mombasa, Kenya; Khoj International Artists’ Association in New Delhi, and for the 2019 Sharjah Architecture Triennial.

Her work has been published in journals such as Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Island Studies Journal, in the edited volumes World on the Horizon, Reimagining Indian Ocean Worlds, and on websites such as Ajam and Cityscapes.

Firat Oruc, GU-Q

Uday Chandra, GU-Q
Rogaia Abusharaf , GUQ