News - 2017

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

Michael Shin ’18 (WWS), a candidate for a certificate in Near Eastern Studies, has been named a Schwarzman Scholar.

Friday, Dec 1, 2017

Sixth-year Ph.D. student Cole Bunzel has been awarded the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship for the Humanities. Princeton University's top honor for graduate students, the Jacobus Fellowships are awarded to one Ph.D.

Friday, Dec 1, 2017

Eve Krakowski’s new book, Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt: Female Adolescence, Jewish Law, and Ordinary Culture, has been published by Princeton University Press.

Monday, Jun 26, 2017

Professor Bernard Haykel has agreed to serve as the Director of the Program in Near Eastern Studies beginning July 1, 2017. Haykel succeeds Associate Professor Cyrus Schayegh in this position. Haykel's research is concerned with the political and social tensions that arise from questions about religious identity and authority.

Monday, Jun 5, 2017

Near Eastern Studies held its 2017 Class Day Reception in 1915 Hall on June 5. At the reception the Department and Program announced departmental honors and presented this year’s prize winners.

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017

Graduating seniors Alice Catanzaro ’17 and Preston Lim ’17 have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. “The Phi Beta Kappa Society, founded in 1776 and the oldest of all national honorary scholastic societies, has a chapter at Princeton. Election to this chapter is based on scholastic standing and is open to candidates for the A.B. and B.S.E. degrees...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
M. Qasim Zaman, Robert H. Niehaus '77 Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Religion and Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Studies, will receive one of four Graduate Mentoring Awards handed out by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Third-year Ph.D. student Dana Lee has been awarded the Laurance S. Rockefeller Graduate Prize Fellowship by the University Center for Human Values. “The Laurance S.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sixth-year Ph.D. student Sarah Islam has been named a 2017 Charlotte W.


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