January 20, 2022

Sarah bin Tyeer elected to MLA Arabic forum executive committee

Sarah R. bin Tyeer has been elected to an office seat on the MLA LLC Arabic (Language, Literature and Culture – Arabic) forum executive committee effective 2022- 2026.  The executive committee plans and organizes LLC Arabic panels at the MLA yearly convention. Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America has
January 14, 2022

CFP for MESAAS Graduate Conference 2022 (March 24th-25th)

MESAAS Graduate Student Conference 2022: Borders and Boundaries    Dear all, The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University is pleased to announce its annual Graduate Student Conference to be held on 24–25 March 2022. This conference is a space for graduate students to
January 7, 2022

Muhsin al-Musawi awarded King Faisal Prize

Muhsin al-Musawi has been awarded the King Faisal Prize for Arabic language and literature. For more information, click here: https://kingfaisalprize.org/ar/professor-muhsin-al-musawi/
January 5, 2022

Wael Hallaq elected an Honorary Member of The Turkish Academy of Sciences

Wael Hallaq was elected an Honorary Member to the The Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) in December 2021. See here for details: Wael B. Hallaq | Turkish Academy of Sciences (tuba.gov.tr)
December 16, 2021

A Message from MESAAS Faculty

We, the faculty of the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies(MESAAS) at Columbia University, would like to express our strong disapproval of the efforts of the university administration to intimidate our striking graduate students by threatening to hold up their teaching appointments in the spring. We consider these tactics unproductive
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