Box 1996
Dhahran, 31261, Saudi Arabia

Phone +966 3 860 7874
Fax +966 3 860 7471

Timm Lau, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Department of General Studies, KFUPM

I am am currently Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. My PhD in Social Anthropology was earned from the University of Cambridge (King's College) in 2007. Before this I studied Ethnology in Hamburg, Germany, and took my MSc in Social Anthropology from London School of Economics and Political Science. From 2010 to 2011, I held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at University of Calgary, where I undertook  research on Tibetan economic adaptation in Canada funded by the AXA Research Fund. I am co-editor of the book 'How Do We Know? Evidence, Ethnography and the Making of Anthropological Knowledge' (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008). I have published several journal articles and book chapters on the Tibetan diaspora in India and Canada. 

My current interests revolve around innovation as a social process in the energy sector in Saudi Arabia. I am interested in the way in which scientists in academia and the industry collaborate, as well as how their actions and interactions are mediated by technology.