Institute for Middle East Studies
The Institute for Middle East Studies at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Middle East Studies. Fellows may come from any academic discipline, as long as their primary substantive specialization is in the Middle East/North Africa (to include Iran and Turkey). Candidates should receive their Ph.D. on or before September 1 of the fellowship year, and must be in residence at IMES for the duration of the grant period (September 1 - May 31). The fellow is expected to take an active part in the intellectual life of the institute, including giving a research presentation and attending other institute events. This position offers a salary of $40,000, medical benefits, access to the GW library system, a computer, and office space.
Potential candidates should submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Statement of Research (not to exceed 5 single-spaced pages)
- Writing Sample (an article or a chapter of the dissertation)
- Three letters of recommendation
The Institute for Middle East Studies is no longer accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. Please check back in November for information about the 2014-2015 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship.
The Institute for Middle East Studies houses a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Middle East Studies every academic year. Our 2013-2014 Fellow is Kevin Jones.
Kevin Jones received his PhD from the University of Michigan's Department of History in August 2013. His research interests include the social and cultural history of the modern Middle East, Arab nationalism, the history of the Arab and Iranian Left, modern Iraqi political history, and political poetry in Iran and the Arab world. Jones' dissertation, entitled The Poetics of Revolution: Cultures, Practices, and Politics of Anti-Colonialism in Iraq, 1932-1960, draws from both extensive archival research in London and Washington and the analysis of Iraqi newspapers, memoirs, and poetry collections to document the cultural politics of anti-colonialism and national liberation in Iraq, and to foreground the role of Iraqi poets in constructing new arenas of popular politics.
Jones received his BA in History and Philosophy from Wake Forest University in 2005. He has previously held fellowships from the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies and the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan and benefited from several Critical Language Scholarships, Foreign Language and Area Studies Grants, and a fellowship from the Center for Arabic Study Abroad at the American University of Cairo to facilitate advanced Arabic and Persian language study.
IMES Lecture Series
"Difference and Repetition: Transnational Muslim Women, Islamic Da'wa and Cosmopolitanism in Kuwait"
Featuring Attiya Ahmad
Tuesday December 3, 2013
Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of International Affairs
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