2020 Research Grant Winners

Ms Hala Abdelgawad (Cairo University and University of Sussex)
Between Exclusionary Discourses and ‘Performative Citizenship’: The Dynamics of Women’s Mobilization Regarding Appointing Female Administrative Law Judges in Egypt

Prof. Uriel Abulof (Tel Aviv University, Cornell University)
“Hope Against Hope”: North Africa Amidst the Arab Spring

Mr. Haval Ahmad (Aberystwyth University)
The De Facto Autonomous Governance and Stability in the Middle East: The Case of Kurds in Rojava

Mr. Bright Alozie (West Virginia University)
“Voices Behind Bars”: Petition Writing, Convicts’ Identities and the Paradoxes of Punishment in Colonial Nigeria

Ms. Caroline Angle (University of Maryland, College Park)
Putting up Borders: Nationalizing the IFAN Collection in Independent Dakar

Dr. Lindsay Benstead (Portland State University)
More Than Numbers? Gender, Clientelism, and Islamist Politics in Algeria's Local Councils

Mr. Sercan Canbolat (University of Connecticut)
Understanding Militant Islamic Leaders' Rhetoric in Their Native Language: A Novel Arabic Operational Code Approach

Dr. Paul Chiudza Banda (Tarleton State University)
Caressing Decolonization: US – Malawi Relations in the 1960s

Mr. Vladimir Chlouba (The Ohio State University)
The Uncalculated Topography of Mixed Governance in Namibia

Mr. Rashed Daher (Eotvos Lorand University, Central European University)
Too Big to Fall? Water Policy Challenges in the Transition to a New Political Ecology in Egypt

Dr. Erica De Bruin (Hamilton College)
Militarized Policing and Regime Survival in the Middle East and North Africa

Prof. R.M. Douglas (Colgate University)
The U.S. Army and Sexual Violence in North Africa, 1943

Mr. Tamás Dudlák (Corvinus University of Budapest)
Beyond Sectarian Balancing. The Pragmatic Relationship between Turkey and the Kurdistan Autonomous Region in Iraq (2014–2020)

Ms. Lamees Fadl (City University of New York)
May Ziadah: A Story of Arab Revivalist Poet and Feminist

Dr. Ioannis Grigoriadis (Bilkent University)
Russia's Influence on Orthodox Institutions of the Middle East: The Case of the Ukraine Ecclesiastical Crisis

Dr. Hakki Gurkas (Kennesaw State University)
Reformation in Islamic Practice of Mawlid towards a Contemporary Civic Religion in Turkey

Dr. Dilara Hekimci (Florida International University)
Playing the Victim Card: Populism against the Authoritarian Baggage of the Opposition in Turkey

Ms. Mennatullah Hendawy (TU Berlin and Ain Shams University)
The Entanglement of Gender, Love and Real Estate: Legislations of Housing and Marriage/Divorce in Egypt

Ms. SangEun Kim (Vanderbilt University)
Contested Traditional Leadership and the Welfare of Villagers

Mr. Joe Kotinsly (University of Texas at Austin)
Brave New World Order: the Iraqi National Congress and the Politics of Sectarianism

Prof. Patrick Milabyo Kyamusugulwa (Erasmus University Rotterdam & Institut Superieur des Techniques Medicales de Bukavu)
State Corruption and Lack of Social Accountability: Attempt to Decipher the Root Causes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Mr. Asher Lubotzky (Indiana University)
Breaking New Paths: African International Students in Israel during the 1960s

Dr. Aldrin Magaya (DePauw University)
Change within Continuity: Miracles, Sacred and Holy Spaces, and Socialization in Bocha, Zimbabwe, c1910 - the 1960s

Ms. Shukriya Mahmoodee Bradost (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
Iran Ethnic Group's Security

Mr. Andrew Marshall (Georgetown University)
Bible Translation and the Politics of National Cohesion

Mr. Ala Mohsen (University of Utah)
From Rebels to Government: Islamist Movements in Power - The Case of Houthis in Yemen

Dr. Daisy Muibu (University of Alabama)
Exploring Officer Views of Community Policing for Counterterrorism in Southern Somalia

Ms. Ilma Qureshi (University of Virginia)
Reconceptualizing Sufism: A Study of Fakhruddin ‘Irāqī’s Life and Work

Dr. Daniel Rickenbacher (Ben Gurion University)
Unwelcome Victims of Arab Nationalism: Jewish-Egyptian Refugees in Switzerland after the Suez Crisis

Ms. Hannah Ridge (Duke University)
Liberal Democrats: Support for Human Rights in Egypt

Mr. Andrew Russo (University of Rochester)
Ibn Abd al-Rafi and Andalusi Authorship in Tunisia

Prof. George Sanikidze (Ilia State University)
Peculiarities of the Iran’s Policy towards the South Caucasian Countries: Different realities, Different Opportunities

Dr. Ron Schleifer (Ariel University)
Deconstructing Gaza: the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism Failure

Dr. Consolata Sulley (University of Dar es Salaam)
Candidate Selection Rules and Women Representation in Electoral Politics in Tanzania

Dr. Mustapha Tajdin (Khalifa University of Science and Technology)
Second Generation of Islamic Parties and Shari’a: An Analysis of Religion and Political Legitimization in Modern Morocco

Prof. Eliezer Tauber (Bar-Ilan University)
Rashid Rida, Jews and Zionism

Mr. Bashir Tofangsazi (Ohio State University)
The Forgotten Minority: Bahá'í Prosecution in Post-Revolutionary Iran

Dr. Noel Twagiramungu (Boston University)
Can Politics be an Effective Bridge between Warring Religions? Lessons from the Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar

Dr. Kivanc Ulusoy (Istanbul University)
The Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Turkey’s State Capacity

Mr. Salih Yasun (Indiana University at Bloomington)
Structuring Inclusive Local Governance in Post-Authoritarian Tunisia

Dr. Hamza Zafer (University of Washington)
Surplus Resources and the Qur'anic Ummah