Middle East Studies

MES Graduate Student Association (MESGSA)

The Middle East Studies Graduate Student Association is an interdisciplinary group united by a shared scholarly interest in the Middle East and North Africa. Combining diverse humanities and social sciences backgrounds with regional expertise, the association aims to foster conversations among graduate students that are theoretically diverse and regionally focused.

The association offers opportunities for funding of paper workshops and reading groups, panels on fieldwork in the Middle East led by graduate students with experience conducting dissertation work across the Middle East and North Africa, and research travel. These gatherings serve to support and foster critical and engaged Brown student scholarship in the Middle East at the graduate level.

In 2019, MESGSA is being lead and organized by Robert Kashow, Assistant Book Review Editor, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, PhD Student, Department of Religious Studies; MA Student, Department of Anthropology

MESGSA Events

Socials

Tuesday, January 22, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday May 2, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Professionalization Workshop

CANCELLED: Friday, February 22, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Religious Students in a University Classroom (Saul Olyan)
Birkelund Boardroom, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Developing Your "Elevator Speech" (Shahzad Bashir)
Koo Library, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Catalyzing Interest Around University Research for Broader Appeal (David Kertzer)
Birkelund Boardroom, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St. 

Turkish Studies Reading Group

Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Turkish Studies Reading Group #1
Birkelund Boardroom, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St. 

Friday, April 5 2019, 2019, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Turkish Studies Reading Group #2
Birkelund Boardroom, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St. 

Friday, May 3, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Turkish Studies Reading Group #3
Birkelund Boardroom, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St.