I am a Master's candidate at Harvard University Extension, with research interests in Yemen's contemporary and historical coffee sector.
My thesis is provisionally titled Traditionally Excellent and Fading to Obscurity: A Counter-narrative of Yemen’s Coffee Sector in Four Parts. I believe that Yemen's traditional coffee husbandry embeds unseen wisdom, the sector's output has remained relatively constant for 300 years, and the industry faded to obscurity rather than fell from greatness.
My thesis advisor is Professor Steven Caton, the Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies, in the Anthropology department.
I am also the owner of Al Mokha (www.almokha.com), a coffee startup specializing in Yemeni coffee, which I incubated at the Harvard Innovation Lab.
The Queen of Sheba Possibly Adored in the Song of Songs
Creating Political Stability in Yemen through Importing Yemeni Coffee to the United States: A Country and Market Analysis