GU-Q Faculty Fellowship
In order to enhance research opportunities for members of the university, CIRS launched an annual fellowship to be awarded to a member of the GU-Q faculty. The fellowship supports original research, and is awarded to faculty members who propose to use the time granted to pursue high quality projects with promising prospects for publication in leading journals or university presses. The fellowship entails a one-course release from teaching per academic year, in either the fall or spring semester, to a deserving member of the SFS-Q faculty to enable concentration on a research project. The selected fellow is appointed for one academic year, and is expected to be in residence in Doha during the period of the fellowship. Fellows will be asked to give a presentation of their research at a CIRS-sponsored talk, and, where possible, to contribute to CIRS’s research agenda.
CIRS GU-Q Faculty Fellow 2016-2017
Abdullah A. Al-Arian is an assistant professor of history at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar. In the fall of 2014, he was also a Carnegie Centennial Visiting Fellow with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Denver. Dr. Al-Arian received his doctorate in history from Georgetown University. He is the author of Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Sadat's Egypt, published by Oxford University Press. He received a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and his BA in political science from Duke University. He is co-editor of the Critical Currents in Islam page on Jadaliyya. He is also a frequent contributor to the Al Jazeera English network and website. Read More.