FAMA Completes Fourth Year of Summer Institutes
The Arab Studies Institute and FAMA are excited to host their Summer Institutes for a fifth consecutive year. More information about the two Summer Institutes is available on the links below.
Political Economy Summer Institute
The goal of the Political Economy Summer Institute is to foster and support critical scholarship on the political economy of the Middle East and beyond. It brings together faculty leaders and student participants for four days of immersive study. Faculty members lead sessions on themes such as state formation, imperialism, and labor, while students present their research and workshop their papers.
To date the Political Economy Project has hosted four summer institutes at George Mason University. In the coming years the Political Economy Project plans to establish and hold summer institutes in the region as well. The Political Economy Summer Institute is a step toward creating a community of scholars working in critical political economy on issues of historical and contemporary relevance to the Middle East.
Lebanon Dissertation Summer Institute
This doctoral dissertation summer workshop aims to provide a framework for facilitating and advancing critical doctoral dissertation research on Lebanon. By bringing together PhD students of various disciplinary training and topical foci, this workshop creates a space to interrogate modify, and develop critical approaches to the study of Lebanon. Central to this process will be increasing students’ familiarity with the contours of knowledge production as well as of field research in Lebanon. A group of 10 doctoral students working on Lebanon spanning a range of institutions and disciplines make up the first inaugural group. The workshop is co-convened by Ziad Abu-Rish and Nadya Sbaiti.