Danya Al-Saleh

Assistant Professor
Danya Al-Saleh



Danya Al-Saleh, Assistant Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, is trained as a feminist geographer with expertise in Environmental Studies and Middle East Studies. Her research is situated at the intersections of Gulf Studies, political economy, energy geographies, and critical university studies. As a feminist geographer of political economy, her work demonstrates the connections between Environmental Justice, the energy transition, and the consolidation and reinscription of gendered subjectivities.

Her publications include:

“Who will man the rigs when we go? Transnational Demographic Fever Dreams between Qatar and Texas.” Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space (2021).

“Calling all Collectives,” with E. Noterman, in M. Hawkins, B. Gokariksel, C. Neubert, and S. Smith (eds.) Feminist Geography Unbound: Intimacy, Territory, and Embodied Power (Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2021).

“Contestations of imperial citizenship: Student protest and organizing in Qatar’s Education City,” with N. Vora International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 52(4): 733-39.



  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D., 2021
  • City University of New York, M.A., 2014
  • University of California-Berkeley, B.A., 2011