Dr. Abdullah Abdulrahman Yateem

Dr. Abdullah Yateem

Senior Research Fellow, Historical Studies Directorate at  Derasat, an Anthropologist & Academic Scholar, served as Research Fellow at the Centre for Bahrain Studies and a lecturer on anthropology and history of Bahrain at the University of Bahrain (2011-2022). Dr. Yateem also lectured at the Bahrain’s Royal Academy of Police and served as Assistant Undersecretary and Secretary for Culture and National Heritage and Press and Publication; Secretary General of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature; Editor-in-Chief of al-Bahrain al-Thaqafia; at the Ministry of Information, Kingdom of Bahrain, (1996 – 2010). Dr. Yateem is a fellow at The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI), Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), Middle East Studies Association (MESA).

His works include:

  • Published anthropological studies, research papers, and reviews in several scientific periodicals. Among his known published books: Bahrain Society and Culture: Anthropological Studies (2016), Manama, An Arab City: An Anthropological Critique (2015),  Economy and Society among the Bedouin of the Emirates: An Anthropological Study (2018), The Arabian Gulf: Anthropological Studies (2019),  French Anthropology: History and Perspectives (2019),  Land Tenure System among the Bedouin of the Emirates: An Anthropological Study (2021).
  • Anthropological fieldwork (1987-1988) in the United Arab Emirates and other intermittent studies in later years.
  • Anthropological fieldwork (2001-2013) in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Dr. Yateem holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh, UK, 1991. In 2000 H.M. the King of the Bahrain presented him the Order of Sheikh Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa, and was honored as one of the pioneers of the city of Muharraq, Kingdom of Bahrain. Currently, he serves as a member of the following board of trustees: British University of Bahrain and Yousif Bin Ahmed Kanoo Award. He also a member of the editorial boards of the following academic journals and periodicals: Annal of the Centre for Bahrain Studies, (University of Bahrain); Anthropologia Journal (Fa3iloon Center, Algeria); Almawrouth, (Sharjah Institute for Heritage).