The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Global Academy is an interdisciplinary initiative that sustains essential research collaborations and knowledge production among scholars in the humanities and social sciences from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and their counterparts outside the region.
The Global Academy supports scholars working in two broad thematic areas: governance, accountability, and the rule of law; and fairness and economic equality. The Global Academy conceives of these two areas in interdisciplinary terms, and invites scholars to apply from the humanities and social sciences, from comparative literature, history, and Islamic studies to political science, anthropology, economics, and beyond.
The MESA Global Academy is excited to announce a call for applications for scholarships for the academic year 2021-2022. The Global Academy will award up to 12 scholars in the field of Middle East Studies a $5,000 grant to further their research and collaboration with MENA-focused scholars in North America.
Competitive fellowships are available for scholars from the MENA region who are currently displaced in North America and whose work is broadly focused on Middle East Studies. Eligibility criteria are: 1) a PhD or equivalent in a field in the social sciences or humanities (graduate students will not be considered); 2) a primary institutional affiliation in the MENA region prior to displacement; and 3) a publication record indicating scholarly productivity (in English, French, a native MENA language, or principal research language of the field).
Rethinking the Relationship between Neoliberalism, Corporate Welfare, and Cronyism: Lessons from Turkey
On Friday, April 16, 2021 from 12:30-2:00 pm Eastern, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University will host Sumercan Bozkurt-Gungen of Simon Fraser University for an online talk on neoliberalism and the corporate world in Turkey.
Knowledge Production, Economic Policy, and the Transformation of Higher Education in Turkey
On Friday, April 16, 2021 from 12:30-2:00 pm Eastern, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University will host Nazan Bedirhanoglu of Wellesley College for an online talk on higher education in Turkey.