MESA 2017

MESA MEMEAC Affiliates

For the Middle East Studies Association’s 2017 conference in Washington DC from November 18 to 21, many of our faculty and students will present on various topics. The Graduate Center, CUNY has fielded the largest contingent of scholars from one institution to this conference.

Ervand Abrahamian, Graduate Center CUNY (distinguished professor emeritus)

[P4803] The Conflicted Legacies of the Iran Iraq War — Discussant

Andrew Alger, Graduate Center CUNY (doctoral student, history)

[P4894] Maintaining Body and Mind in Modern Iraq — Organizer
[P4894] Maintaining Body and Mind in Modern Iraq — Presenter

Sumru Atuk, Graduate Center CUNY (graduate teaching fellow)

[P4819] Gender-Based Violence, Solidarity, and Advocacy — Organizer
[P4819] Gender-Based Violence, Solidarity, and Advocacy — Presenter

Beth Baron, Graduate Center CUNY (distinguished professor)

[S5054] Special Presidential Panel: MESA, ACLU and the Muslim Ban — Organizer
[S5050] Professional Issues Workshop: Confronting Sexual Harassment in the Academy — Chair
[S5050] Professional Issues Workshop: Confronting Sexual Harassment in the Academy — Organizer
[S5054] Special Presidential Panel: MESA, ACLU and the Muslim Ban — Chair

Mucahit Bilici, John Jay College CUNY (associate professor)

[P4820] “The Political” in Political Islam: Conflict, consensus, or something else? — Discussant
[P4820] “The Political” in Political Islam: Conflict, consensus, or something else? — Chair

Habiba Boumlik, CUNY LaGuardia (associate professor)

[P4922] Local governance and social accountability reforms in the wake of the Arab Spring — Co-Author

Hazal Corak, Graduate Center CUNY (doctoral student, anthropology)

[P4912] Liminal Urbanity: Cities Between Ruin and Prosperity — Presenter

Jeffrey Culang, Graduate Center CUNY (doctoral student, history)

[P4854] Materialities of Translation and Circulation: Rethinking Late Ottoman Intellectual History — Presenter

Yasmine El Gheur, City College of New York CUNY (Mellon Mays fellow)

[P4918] Intersectional Approaches to Critiquing Orientalism — Presenter

Ola Galal, Graduate Center CUNY (doctoral student, anthropology)

[P4982] Border and Boundaries — Presenter

Mohamad J Hodeib, Graduate Center CUNY (doctoral student, history)

[P4948] Arab Leftist Intellectuals as (re)Active Agents in times of Change — Presenter

Shima Houshyar, Graduate Center CUNY (doctoral student, anthropology)

[P4912] Liminal Urbanity: Cities Between Ruin and Prosperity — Chair
[P4912] Liminal Urbanity: Cities Between Ruin and Prosperity — Presenter
[P4912] Liminal Urbanity: Cities Between Ruin and Prosperity — Organizer

Zehra Husain, Graduate Center CUNY (doctoral student, anthropology)

[P4912] Liminal Urbanity: Cities Between Ruin and Prosperity — Presenter

Suha Kudsieh, College of Staten Island – CUNY (assistant professor)

[P5000] Textual Configurations of Gender and the Body — Presenter

Mandana E. Limbert, Queens College CUNY (professor)

[P4829] Historical Perspectives on the Life Worlds of Middle Eastern Oil — Discussant

Zeynep Oguz, Graduate Center CUNY (doctoral student, anthropology)

[P4940] Authority in Concrete: State, Space, and Infrastructures in Turkey — Presenter

Claire Panetta, Graduate Center CUNY (doctoral student, anthropology)

[P4812] Tourism, Heritage, and the Politics of Place in the Middle East — Presenter

Jeremy Randall, Graduate Center CUNY (doctoral student, history)

[P4948] Arab Leftist Intellectuals as (re)Active Agents in times of Change — Presenter
[P4948] Arab Leftist Intellectuals as (re)Active Agents in times of Change — Organizer

Christopher Rominger, Graduate Center CUNY (doctoral student, history)

[P4800] (Trans)nationalisms and the Left in the Greater Maghrib, 1910-1970 — Presenter
[P4800] (Trans)nationalisms and the Left in the Greater Maghrib, 1910-1970 — Organizer

China Sajadian, Graduate Center CUNY (doctoral student, anthropology)

[P4912] Liminal Urbanity: Cities Between Ruin and Prosperity — Presenter

Joni Schwartz, CUNY LaGuardia (associate professor)

[P4922] Local governance and social accountability reforms in the wake of the Arab Spring — Presenter

Jillian M. Schwedler, Hunter College CUNY (professor)

[P4795] Protest in the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa: strategic interaction perspectives — Presenter
[P4916] New Boundaries of State/Resistance Constellations in the Middle East — Chair

R. Shareah Taleghani, Queens College CUNY (assistant professor)

[P4832] The Cultural Politics of Violence — Chair

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