RECENTLY COMPLETED GRADUATE STUDENT DISSERTATIONS
Successful Dissertation Defenses (AY 21-22)
Sara Dima Abi Saab (Rutgers University), "Geographies of War: Scalar Containment through Municipal Politics in Post-War Lebanon"
Hannah Scott Deuchar (Queen Mary University of London), "Language, Translation, and Literary Value in the Arabic Nahda, 1850-1940
Maysam Taher (New York University), "Borders in Disrepair: Archival Excavations and Present Crisis at the Hinges of the Mediterranean, 1911-2011"
Aviv Derri (Tel Aviv University), "Bonds of Obligation, Precarious Fortunes: Empire, Non-Mulsim Bankers, and Peasants in Late Ottoman Damascus, 1820s-1890s"
Successful Dissertation Defenses (AY 20-21)
Alex Boodrookas, “The Making of a Migrant Working Class: Contesting Citizenship in Kuwait and the Persian Gulf, 1925-1975”
Jennifer Pineo-Dunn, "Polytextual (Re)writing: Diachronic Creativity, Polycultural Performance and Problematic Translation”
Maryam Rutner, “Situating a Female Mojtahed in the Pahlavi Monarchy and Islamic Republic of Iran: Nosrat Amin (1886/87-1983)"
Ian VanderMeulen, "The Voice of God: History, Technology, and Authority in Morocco’s Recitational Revival"
RECENTLY AWARDED FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
Awards and Fellowships (AY22-23)
Mohamed Abdou, Carola Collier Berthelot Trust Fellowship, MEIS, NYU 2022-2023.
Robert Bell, Carola Collier Berthelot Trust Fellowship, MEIS, NYU 2022-2023.
Mehdi Faraji, Doctoral Fellowship, NYU Center for the Humanities, 2022-2023.
Mehdi Faraji, GSAS dean’s Dissertation Writing Fellowship, NYU, 2022-2023.
Isaac Hand, CAS College Core Postdoc, NYU, 2022-2023.
Bita Mousavi, Predoctoral Fellowship, the American Institute of Iranian Studies, 2022.
Bita Mousavi, International Dissertation Research Fellowship, SSRC , 2022-2023
Ada Petiwala, Global Dissertation Writing Fellowship, NYU-AD for 2022-2023.
Arran Walshe, GSAS Dean’s Dissertation Writing Fellowship, NYU, 2022-2023.
Awards and Fellowships (AY21-22)
Arash Azizi, Zahedi Family Fellowship, Stanford University, 2022.
Alex Boodrookas, Best Dissertation in Humanities and Social Sciences, Honorable Mention, Middle East Studies Association, 2021.
Alex Boodrookas, Dean’s Outstanding Dissertation in the Humanities, NYU, 2021.
Alex Boodrookas, Best Dissertation, Honorable Mention, Association of Gulf and Arab Peninsula Studies, 2021.
Isaac Hand, Doctoral Fellowship, NYU Center for the Humanities, 2021-2022.
Bita Mousavi, Global Research Initiative-Washington DC, NYU 2021.
Antonio Musto, Global Research Initiative-Berlin, NYU 2021.
Maggie Sager, R. Bayly Winder Summer Language Fellowship, Summer 2022.
Kelly O’Dell, R. Bayly Winder Summer Language Fellowship, Summer 2022.
Awards and Fellowships (AY20-21)
Alex Boodrookas was awarded a 2021 Dean’s Outstanding Dissertation Award from GSAS for his dissertation, "The Making of a Migrant Working Class: Contesting Citizenship in Kuwait and the Persian Gulf, 1925-1975."
Isaac Hand: NYU Urban Doctoral Fellowship, 2020-2021.
Hannah Scott Deuchar, NYU Paris Global Research Initiative Graduate Fellow, Fall 2020.
Sara Dima Abi Saab, NYU's Urban Democracy Lab Doctoral Fellow in Urban Practice, 2020-2021.
Maggie Sager, Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) intensive Arabic program, 2020-2021.
Rosa Klein-Baer, Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) intensive Arabic program, 2020-2021.
Zavier Wingham, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship, 2020-2021.
Gabriel Young, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship, 2020-2021
Ellis Garey, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship, 2020-2021. dissertation research Fellowships by the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT), 2020-2021, ANAMED Fellowship, 2020-2021. Orient-Institute Beirut, 2021.
Ian VanderMeulen, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the CAS Core program, 2020-2021.
Zachary Cuyler, National Science Foundation grant to pursue his dissertation research, 2020-2021.