News - 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Postdoctoral Research Associate Kevan Harris’s dissertation, “The Martyrs Welfare State: Politics of Social Policy in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” was awarded an honorable mention in the Theda Skocpol Dissertation Award competition of the Comparative-Historical Section of the American Sociological Association.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Call for papers for a workshop of the Princeton/Oxford collaborative project,

Traditional authority and transnational religious networks in contemporary Shii Islam: Results from recent empirical research

To be held at...

Friday, Apr 19, 2013

42nd Annual Conference of the Association of

Muslim Social Scientists of North America (AMSS)


Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013

David Selim Sayers, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, has published a book, Tıflî Hikâyeleri, with Bilgi University Press.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013

In connection with the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the Leiden chair of Arabic in1613, Leiden University awarded honorary doctorates to Michael A. Cook, Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies, and Patricia Crone, Lecturer (with the rank of Professor) in Near Eastern Studies and...

Friday, Feb 1, 2013

Zoe Bedell (Politics ’07, Certificate in Near Eastern Studies), who served four years in the Marines and spent two tours of duty in Afghanistan, has joined a lawsuit challenging the sweeping restriction against women serving in combat roles in the US armed forces.

Friday, Feb 1, 2013

Lecturer in Arabic Nizar F. Hermes' new book, The [European] Other in Medieval Arabic Literature and Culture: Ninth-Twelfth Century AD, has been published by Palgrave Macmillan. This engaging study of “non-religious Arabic prose and poetic texts ...

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013

The January 24, 2013, issue of the London Review of Books features an article, “A Fistful of Tomans,” by Kevan Harris, a postdoctoral research associate in NES.


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