Student and Faculty Awards 

Recipients of Goekjian/Middle East Summer 2018 Research Grant:

  • Gaye Ceyhan, Teaching & Leadership
  • Tony Chamoun, Anthropology
  • Marwa Moaz, Sociology
  • Aykut Ozturk, Political Science
  • Darci Pauser, Political Science
  • Saundel Sanchez, Anthropology

 Recipients of Outstanding Service Award:

  • Erin Sydney Welsh
  • Yuanyi Franziska Liu
  • Corey O’Neill Driscoll

Recipient of The Young Scholar Prize in Middle Eastern Studies (for Outstanding Scholarship in Middle Eastern Studies at the undergraduate level):

Corey O’Neill Driscoll, “The Creation of Knowledge and its Impact on the Geography of ISIL.”


Recipient of The Young Scholar Prize in Middle Eastern Studies (for Outstanding Scholarship in Middle Eastern Studies at the graduate level):

Mohammad Athar, “Empire, Exceptionalism, and Geography.”


Teaching Recognition Awards 

  • Eva Phillips. Instructor of Arabic Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 
  • Jaklin Kornfilt Professor of Linguistics, Director of the Linguistic Studies Program, Director of Computational Linguistics Program, and Turkish Language Coordinator Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.