Danya Al-Saleh

Assistant Professor


Danya Al-Saleh is a feminist and economic geographer with research and teaching interests in energy, political economy, environmental justice, and the Middle East/North Africa. Her current research project examines the everyday politics of US universities in Qatar and is situated at the intersection of studies of fossil fuels, capitalism, engineering, and gender. Through this research, she traces how the relationship between U.S. higher education and the oil and gas industry takes shape across national borders in an era that is described as post-oil. This research has earned awards from the American Association of Geographers Middle East and North Africa Specialty Group, the Energy and Environment Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers, and the Critical Education Geographies Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers. Her work has also been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Science Foundation.


  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Ph.D., Geography, 2021
  • CUNY Graduate Center, M.A., Cultural Anthropology, 2014

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