IMES in the News
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Fall 2016 Events
The Middle East Studies program is pleased to announce the 2017 MA capstone presentations. This year's capstone presentations are open to the public and will be held on Friday, April 28 and Monday, May 1. MES MA students are especially encouraged to attend to support their classmates and brainstorm topics for their own capstone projects.
IMES would like to congratulate Dr. Ilana Feldman, Professor of Anthropology, History and International Affairs, on her receipt of the 2017 Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) Distinguished Scholar Award.
Mitchell Ford, IMES's Senior Arabic Advisor, will host a second series of our Arabic Book Club this upcoming spring semester. Participants will have the opportunity to build their speaking and reading skills by meeting to discuss either Rijal fi al Shams by Ghassan Kanafani or an abridged copy of Sayyidi wa Habibi by Hoda Barakat. In addition to the regular book club meetings, we will host an Arabic-language instructional lecture series.
The Institute for Middle East Studies is pleased to welcome Amal Sachedina as our new Post-Doctoral Fellow. Dr. Sachedina's studies have focused on cultural anthropology of Oman. Amal Sachedina completed her Ph.D. in socio-cultural anthropology and Middle East studies at the University of California, Berkeley in December 2013. Her research on Oman, now a book project, explores the material practices of making and reflecting on the past through examining the changing functions and roles of material objects and landscapes over the course of the 20th century at a time when the last Ibadi Imamate (1913-1959) ruled much of the interior of what is now the Sultanate of Oman.
Everyday Conversations: Islam, Domestic Work, and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait
Arguing Islam after the Revival of Arab Politics
The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East
Citizen Strangers: Palestinians and the Birth of Israel's Liberal Settler State
Introduction to Islamic Economics
By Attiya Ahmad, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
By Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs.
By Marc Lynch, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs.
By Shira Robinson, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs