Faculty News and Annoucements



February 16, 2023

MESAAS Graduate Student Conference 2023: Decolonizing Cartographies [20–21 April 2023]

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University is pleased to announce its annual Graduate Student Conference on the 20th and 21st of April, 2023. This conference is a space for graduate scholars, activists, artists, and others to think through and confront colonial systems.
February 6, 2023

Allison Busch Memorial Language Study Fellowship Open for Summer 2023

Please view the application below. Application Due March 15, 2023.  https://mesaas.columbia.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/68/2021/10/Allison-Busch-Memorial-Fellowship-Application-2023.pdf
February 1, 2023

Wael Hallaq delivers Dean’s Foresight Lecture at Hamad Bin Khalifa

As part of a series of intellectual engagements between January 8 and 10 (2023), Wael Hallaq delivered the distinguished Dean’s Foresight Lecture at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, entitled “What Is Post-Orientalism?”. The lecture may be accessed below or at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFf1KBHNDI4
January 13, 2023

Celebrating Recent Work by Isabel Huacuja Alonso

Join us for our New Book Series event honoring Radio for the Millions: Hindi-Urdu Broadcasting Across Borders by Isabel Huacuja Alonso. Radio for the Millions examines the history of Hindi-Urdu radio during the height of its popularity from the 1930s to the 1980s, showing how it created transnational communities of listeners. Drawing on a rich collection
January 11, 2023

Mouradian’s The Resistance Network Awarded Prize for Excellence in Armenian Studies

Prof. Khatchig Mouradian was awarded the 2022 Aronian Book Prize for Excellence in Armenian Studies for his book The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918. Earlier, the book had also received the 2021 Syrian Studies Association “Honourable Mention.” Details: https://naasr.org/blogs/news/naasr-announces-winners-of-2022-dr-sona-aronian-armenian-studies-book-prizes

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