NEP Certificate Candidate Shin ’18 Awarded Schwarzman Scholarship
Dec. 7, 2017

Michael Shin ’18 (WWS), a candidate for a certificate in Near Eastern Studies, has been named a Schwarzman Scholar. “The Schwarzman Scholarship covers the cost of graduate study and living toward a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.” During his master’s program, Shin “plans to examine the potential for economic…

Bunzel Wins Jacobus Fellowship for the Humanities
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. student in each of the four divisions (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering)…

New Publication by Eve Krakowski
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. Described as a “brilliant and elegantly written book,” Coming of Age “offers a new way to understand how women took part in premodern Middle Eastern societies, and…

Haykel to Serve as Program Director
June 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. He is the author…

Kitlas Wins Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship
June 9, 2017

Third-year Ph.D. student Peter Kitlas has won a Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Social Science Research Council. Kitlas will use the fellowship, which funds dissertation research abroad, to spend time at the archives in Morocco (Rabat and Tetouan) and in…

2017 Near Eastern Studies Honors and Prizes
June 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. Preston Lim and Zeena Mubarak earned Highest Honors, Alice Catanzaro

Lim and Catanzaro Elected to Phi Beta Kappa
June 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…

Zaman Receives Graduate Mentoring Award
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.
Lee Awarded Rockefeller Graduate Prize Fellowship by University Center for Human Values
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. Rockefeller Graduate Prize Fellowship program is intended to recognize and support post-generals Princeton University graduate students with distinguished academic records in any…

Sarah Islam Awarded 2017 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
May 2, 2017

Sixth-year Ph.D. student Sarah Islam has been named a 2017 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. In its press release, the Foundation describes the Newcombe Fellowship as “the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences…