March 26, 2020

COVID update: Arabic language proficiency exams

Given the current circumstances, we will be administering the Arabic language proficiency exams for our graduate students online, following the following guidelines: 1. Students translate a scholarly article/book/etc. into English. 2. Students may use a dictionary. 3. Exam must be taken in one sitting 4. The maximum time allowed is
January 17, 2020

New MESAAS Courses Spring 2020

CONFLICTS: REGIONS AND RELIGIONS Professor Gil Anidjar MDES UN2004 TR: 11:40am-12:55pm Prior to “conflict resolution,” there is conflict. But what is conflict and how do we understand it? This introductory lecture course proposes to explore the history and geography of “Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies” by way of
October 22, 2019

To Friends and Colleagues of Professor Allison Busch

It is with profound sadness that we announce that Professor Allison Busch, Associate Professor of Hindi Literature in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies passed away Saturday, October 19.   Prof. Busch received her Ph.D. in Hindi literature from the University of Chicago in 2003 and
April 19, 2019

Debashree Mukherjee awarded fellowship at the Institute of Ideas & Imagination

Professor Debashree Mukherjee has been awarded a residential fellowship at the Institute of Ideas & Imagination, Paris. In Spring 2020, Professor Mukherjee will begin research on a new book project titled “Mediated Ocean: A Techno-Aesthetic View of Migration Between Africa and Asia.” The full announcement can be viewed here.
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