Nathalie Peutz is an anthropologist and Assistant Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies at New York University Abu Dhabi. Her research focuses on forced migration, displacement and immobility, conservation and development, and identity and heritage in the Arab world and the Western Indian Ocean region. Her publications include Islands of Heritage: Conservation and Transformation in Yemen (Stanford University Press, 2018); a co-edited volume, The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement (with Nicholas De Genova, Duke University Press, 2010); and several articles on the transformation of Yemen’s Soqotra Archipelago into a World Heritage Site. She has received fellowships and grants from the Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies, the Bellagio Rockefeller Foundation, the Council of Middle East Studies at Yale University, the American Institute for Yemeni Studies, Fulbright-Hays (DDRA), the Social Science Research Council (IPFP), the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA), and the Andrew F. Mellon Foundation. She is currently working on a second book project titled Gate of Tears: Migration and Impasse in Yemen and the Horn of Africa based on her ethnographic fieldwork with Yemeni migrant and refugee communities in the Horn of Africa.