Andrew Gardner is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. He is a sociocultural anthropologist and ethnographer by training. For the past decade, Andrew’s fieldwork has been focused on the places, peoples and societies who interact in the petroleum-rich states of the Arabian peninsula.. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Qatar. Between 2008 and 2010, he also served as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Qatar University. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, he is the author of City of Strangers: Gulf Migration and the Indian Community in Bahrain (Cornell, 2010), which explores the experiences of Indian transnational migrants in Bahrain and the society that hosts them, and more recently, the co-editor of Constructing Qatar: Migrant Narratives from the Margins of the Global System (2012), an eBook that illuminates the experiences and perspectives of labor migrants in Qatar. In collaboration with photographer Kristin Giordano, he recently installed the multiform exhibit Skyscrapers and Shadows: Labor and Migration in Doha, Qatar at NYUAD, and his current scholarly pursuits explore the nexus between migration, urbanization, and urban planning in Doha.