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.