Lecture- The Olive and Imaginaries of the Mediterranean

Department of Social and Behavioral Science

Invites you to attend

The Olive and Imaginaries of the Mediterranean

Presented by

Anne Meneley

Department of Anthropology, Trent University, Canada

Thursday 4 May 2017

At 12:30

Room 401-Kingdom of Bahrain Building for Women’s Studies


Anne Meneley graduated with a PhD in Anthropology from New York University.  She is a Professor of Anthropology at Trent University in Canada.  Her dissertation research focused on competitive hospitality in Yemen, resulting in a book, Tournaments of Value: Sociability and Hierarchy in a Yemeni town (1996); this book has just been released in its 20th Anniversary Edition (2016). She has served as a board member of the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association.  Her recent work deals with the production, circulation and consumption of olive oil in Italy and Palestine. She has published articles in American Anthropologist, Anthropologica, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnos, Food, Culture & Society, Food and Foodways, Gastronomica, Jerusalem Quarterly, Religion and Society, and Social Analysis. Her current work is on the anthropology of consumerism.