17 February, 2009
Dr. Nelida Fuccaro (School of Oriental and African Studies)
‘Middle Eastern Urban Frontiers, Migrants and States: The Persian Gulf 1820 – 1947’
Dr. Fuccaro traces the development of the urban settlements of Bahrain and Kuwait and their (predominantly Iranian) migrant communities, as well as the rapid economic change from pearl fishing and merchants to the modern petroleum industry.
Nelida Fuccaro is lecturer of Modern History of the Arab Middle East at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), University of London.