Attiya Ahmad is an associate professor of anthropology and international affairs at George Washington University (Washington DC, USA).
Broadly conceived, her research focuses on the gendered interrelation of Islamic reform movements and political economic processes spanning the Middle East and South Asia, in particular the greater Arabian Peninsula/Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean regions. Ahmad is currently working on a project focusing on the development of global halal tourism networks.
She is the author of Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work, and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait (Duke Press, 2017), which has received the Clifford Geertz Prize honorable mention from the Society for the Anthropology of Religion and the Sara Whaley Prize honorable mention from the National Women's Studies Association. She has held fellowships and grants from ACLS/LUCE fellowship in Religion, Journalism and International Affairs, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the National Science Foundation, among others.