Victoria Googasian is Assistant Professor of American Literature at Georgetown University in Qatar. She received her PhD in English and American Literature from Stanford University in Stanford, California in 2019. She also holds a B.A. (English) and a B.M. (Music Performance) from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Her research focuses on 20th- and 21st-century American literature, narrative theory, animal studies, and the environmental humanities. She is currently completing a manuscript on species difference and narrative form in American fiction. Her articles are published or forthcoming in NOVEL: A Form on Fiction and JML: Journal of Modern Literature.
Professor Anatol Lieven’s last position was as chair of international relations and terrorism studies in the War Studies Department at King’s College London.. He is also a senior fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington DC. His areas of expertise include Islamist terrorism and insurgency; contemporary warfare; US and Western strategy; the countries of the former Soviet Union; and the Greater Middle East, especially Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. His latest book, Pakistan: A Hard Country was published in April 2011 by Penguin in the UK and Public Affairs in the US. From 2000-2007 Anatol Lieven worked in Washington DC first as a senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and then as a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation. During this period he wrote Ethical Realism: A Vision for America’s Role in the World (co-authored with John Hulsman, published in September 2006 by Pantheon) and America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism (Oxford University Press and Harper Collins, 2004, republished in an updated and expanded new edition, 2012). From 1986 to 1998 he worked as a British journalist in South Asia and the former Soviet Union (chiefly for The Times), and is author of several books on the latter region, including The Baltic Revolution: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Path to Independence (Yale University Press 1993), Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power? (Yale University Press 1998), and Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry (US Institute of Peace, 1999). The Baltic Revolution won the George Orwell Prize for Political Writing and the Yale University Press Governor’s Award in 1993.
Trish is a historian of energy, work, and politics in the modern United States and the world. Currently, she is working on her first book, which traces the emergence of energy citizenship—a form of national belonging defined by the rights and obligations of energy production, distribution, and consumption—from the coal mining workplace in the post-1945 United States. Her research has appeared in Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, the Journal of Energy History/ Revue d'Histoire de l'Énergie, and American Quarterly. Her work has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia, the American Society for Environmental History, the Western Association of Women Historians, the Labor and Working-Class History Association, the University of Chicago, and several research libraries.
Dr Danyel Reiche joined Georgetown University Qatar in summer 2020 as a Visiting Associate Professor. It is the second time he is joining GU, after being a Visiting Assistant Professor at the main campus in Washington D.C. in 2006-2007. He is on leave from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon where he is a tenured Associate Professor of Comparative Politics. Dr Reiche graduated with distinction from Leibniz University in Germany. His past research has focused on two areas: energy as well as sport policy and politics, with the latter his recent priority. Professor Reiche published Success and Failure of Countries at the Olympic Games in 2016 with Routledge. His proposed WISE model to explain sporting success received positive reviews in academic journals and extensive media coverage. For example, CNN host Fareed Zakaria referenced the book in his weekly Washington Post column. Professor Reiche also edited with Tamir Sorek (University of Florida) a volume entitled Sport, Politics and Society in the Middle East, which was published in 2019 with Hurst/Oxford University Press.