Middle East Studies

MES Graduate Student Association (MESGSA)

The Middle East 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.