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University of Oslo; University of Arizona
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Medicine, Health, Disease, State Building, Imperialism and Colonialism, Women and Gender
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About Me

Laura Frances Goffman is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo. Beginning in August 2020 she will be Assistant Professor of Health Studies of the Middle East & North Africa in the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies at the University of Arizona.

Recent Publications

Refereed Articles

 “Malaria and Empire in Bahrain, 1931-1947.” Gulf Studies Center Monographic Series No. 7 (March 2020): 1-30.  

“Sa`id Ahmad Al-Jinahi’s I was in Dhufar: Gendered Militarization and Modern Space in Revolutionary Oman.” Women’s History Review 27, no. 5 (2018): 819-836.

Book Review Essay

“Medicine and Health in the Modern Middle East and North Africa,” Arab Studies Journal 27, no. 2 (Fall 2019).

     Works Reviewed:

Omar Dewachi, Ungovernable Life: Mandatory Medicine and Statecraft in Iraq

 (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2017); Khaled Fahmy, In Quest of

Justice: Islamic Lawand Forensic Medicine in Modern Egypt (Oakland, California:

University of California Press, 2018); Richard C. Parks, Medical Imperialism in French

North Africa: Regenerating the Jewish Community of Colonial Tunis (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2017).

Book Review

David Held and Kristian Ulrichsen, (Eds.), The Transformation of the Gulf: Politics, Economics and the Global Order. (New York: Routledge, 2012). Journal of International and Global Studies 6 (2015): 95-96.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Arabian Peninsula, Persian Gulf, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia
Expertise by Geography
Middle East
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Environment, Gender, Medicine, Race, Women