Graduate Student Workshop on Religion, Law, and
Politics in the Middle East
This year's Workshop is canceled due to concerns over Covid-19!
Date: April 23, 2020
Venue: 341 Eggers Hall, Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Workshop Program: TBA
On 23 April 2020, the Middle Eastern Studies
Program at Syracuse University will host a one-day interdisciplinary graduate
student workshop on religion, law, and politics in the Middle East. The
workshop will serve as a venue for advanced graduate students (ABDs) to meet
and share their work-in-progress and receive extensive feedback on their
dissertation projects from a panel of interdisciplinary experts. The workshop
welcomes research conducted on a broad range of topics that addresses the
historical and contemporary interactions between religious, legal and political
institutions in the Middle East and North Africa region. Students from related
disciplines using all types of theoretical and methodological approaches are
welcome to apply. Topics include but are not limited to state-religion
relations, secularism, religious movements, religious law and courts, religious
authority, social movements, political violence, democratization, political
parties, gender, sectarianism, colonialism, political systems, migration, and
During the workshop, participants will also meet
with editors from Syracuse University Press and attend a presentation about
transforming doctoral dissertations into successful book manuscripts.
The Middle Eastern Studies Program at Syracuse
University will cover airfare (up to $750), accommodation (for two nights), and
most meals for participants.
Proposals should include 250-word abstract, a
short bio, institutional affiliation, contact information, location from which
you would be traveling if chosen to attend the workshop, and the estimated cost
of travel support you will request.
Applicants should send their proposals by December 31, 2019, to SUMESPGradWorkshop@gmail.com.
Acceptance decisions will be made by January 15, 2020. All participants must
submit their full papers by March 15, 2020.
The Middle Eastern Studies Program, Syracuse
The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Institute of Global
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs,
Syracuse University and
Syracuse University Press