Arpan Roy is an anthropologist researching in the Middle East. His work is in close colloquy with themes of kinship, religion, Arabic language, ethnic difference, and more. He is currently working on a book manuscript about Romani people in Israel/Palestine and Jordan, tentatively titled Relative Strangers: Romani Kinship and Palestinian Difference. He teaches in the Program in Islamic Studies at Johns Hopkins University and in the Humanistic Studies department at the Maryland Institute College of Art. This website is a portfolio of related and unrelated projects from the past several years spanning film, photography, poetry, and music.

Scholarly writing is at