Kamala Russell is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the highlands of Dhofar, Oman, and on the Śḥerēt Modern South Arabian language. Her current work examines the spatiality of social encounters in Dhofar as at once a matter of communicative and Islamic practice.
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Topology is a branch of mathematics that studies spaces that remain continuously invariant through distortion by theorizing invariance as a threshold of samenes... More
During fieldwork with Muslim speakers of the Śḥerēt language in Dhofar, Oman, I learned to hang back behind anyone I was with when crossing a threshold into acc... More