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)
- Contact information for 2 academic references
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.
A candidate has been selected for the Fellowship. More information will be forthcoming.
The Institute for Middle East Studies houses a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Middle East Studies every academic year. Our 2012-2013 Fellow is Sarah Parkinson.
Sarah Elizabeth Parkinson will receive her PhD from the University of Chicago's Department of Political Science in autumn 2012. Her research interests include political violence, network analysis, organizational decision making, state development and capacity, qualitative methods, and Middle East politics. Parkinson's dissertation, entitled Reinventing the Resistance: Order and Violence Among Palestinians in Lebanon is based on over 19 months of ethnographic and archival fieldwork and studies the evolutionary trajectories of Palestinian militant organizations across seven refugee camps in three Lebanese cities. Parkinson received her BA in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University in 2004 and her MA in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 2008. She has previously held fellowships from the Yale University's MacMillan Center, the Palestinian American Research Center, the Social Science Research Council, and the National Science Foundation. Parkinson was a Visiting Researcher at the American University of Beirut's Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs from 2009-2010.
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"Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy at All?"
A Conversation with Amaney Jamal
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