Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

The Institute for Middle East Studies houses a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Middle East Studies on a two academic year basis. Our 2016-2018 Fellow is Amal Sachedina.

Applications for the 2018-2020 research fellows will open in early 2018.

Amal Sachedina

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. Before coming to MEI she was the Aga Khan visiting professor in Islamic Humanities at Brown University (2014-2015) as well as a research fellow at the American Museum of Natural History, NY (2012-2014) and the Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore (2015-2016). Amal Sachedina earned a B.A. in archaeology from the University of Michigan and an M.Phil in Islamic Art and Archaeology from Oxford University, and has been a research consultant for World Heritage advisory bodies such as ICOMOS (International Council for Monuments and Sites) and ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property).

Previous IMES Post-Doctoral Fellows

Janell Rothenberg, 2015-2016 (University of California Los Angeles, Carleton College)
Aaron Jakes, 2014-2015 (New York University, The New School)
Kevin Jones, 2013-2014 (University of Michigan, University of Georgia)
Sarah Parkinson, 2012-2013 (University of Chicago, University of Minnesota
Guldem Buyuksarac, 2011-2012 (Columbia University, Istanbul University)


Congratulations to Aaron Jakes for being awarded 2017-18 fellowship by the Yale Program in Agrarian Studies at the MacMillan Center to work on his book State of the Field: Colonial Economism and the Crises of Capitalism in Egypt, 1882-1922.