2022 Research Grant Winners

Mr. Samba Bah (Ohio University)
The Projects or the People: A Study of Education Policymaking in The Gambia

Ms. Shukriya Bradost (Virginia Tech)
Echoes of a Revolution: The Nahda and Nationalist Records at the British Library

Ms. Melissa Camp (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Sounding the Nahda: Musical Modernity in the Postcolonial Ottoman Empire

Mr. Passmore Chishaka (Kent State University)
Critical Reading of Historical Gender Roles in Contemporary Debates around Climate Change and the Feminization of Poverty: Case of the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe

Mr. Fikri Cicek (University of Minnesota)
Between Crescent and Cross: The Politics and Practice of Dissimulation in a Transimperial Druze Household, the House of Ma’n of Mt. Lebanon, 1585-1703

Mr. Matteo D'Avanzo (Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa)
The Ethiopian Jewish Community from the Italian Fascist Rule to the Official Recognition

Mr. Kaleb Demerew (University of South Florida)
Institutional Logic of Fragile States: Afghanistan and South Sudan in Comparative Perspective

Ms. Gulay Dogan (Hitit University)
Why Do Women Participate Less? A Study of Women Participation in Turkish Trade Unions

Mr. Semih Gokatalay (University of California, San Diego)
Jewish Women and the Making of the Levant Fair in Mandatory Palestine

Mrs. Meryem Gokyar (Middle East Technical University)
Comparing the Iraqi and Syrian American Diaspora During Times of Conflict: Sectarianism, Ethnic Cleavages, and Gender

Dr. Zackery Heern (Idaho State University)
Shia Activism and British Colonialism in the Making of the Iraqi State

Mr. Waliu Ismaila (West Virginia University)
"Practical Nationalism": World War II Veterans and Nationalism in Nigeria, 1946 - 1960

Ms. MaryAnne Iwara (University of Leipzig)
Women, Violent Extremism, and National Security: The Role of Harmful Traditional Practices in Northeast Nigeria

Dr. Drew Kinney (Tulane University)
The Coup Taboo: Assessing the Salience and Internalization of an Anti-Coup Norm in Egypt and Turkey

Dr. Mustafa Kirisci (DeSales University)
Popularity of Terrorist Groups and Counterterrorism in Middle East and North Africa

Mr. Stephane Kouassi (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Yoruba Female Entrepreneurship: Between History, Context and Identity

Mr. Owura Kuffuor (Purdue University)
Ghana's 2016 and 2020 Elections: Introducing a Corpus and Examining False Information on Twitter

Mr. Kefas Lamak (University of Iowa)
Religion or Violence in the Name of Allah: The Rise of an Islamist Extremist Group in Northern Nigeria in the 2000s and the Threat it Poses to Civility, Freedom and Democracy

Ms. Shirley Le Penne (Cornell University)
Colonial Paranoia: French Carcerality Amidst the Algerian Struggle

Dr. Michael Makara (University of Central Missouri)
Empty Threats and Aid Weaponization: Understanding the International Response to Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis

Dr. Idit Miller (Ariel University)
The effect of shared employment of Israeli-Jews and Non-Israeli Palestinians on Mutual Attitudes: Comparative Research at Israeli Industry and Medicine Workplaces

Ms. Victoria Nachreiner (University at Buffalo)
From Fattening Rooms to Girls’ Institutes: Domestic Science and the Changing Meanings of Womanhood in Calabar, 1846-1946

Prof. Stephen Onyeiwu (Allegheny College)
Is Technological Capability the Missing Link in Africa's Lack of Inclusive and Transformative Growth?

Dr. Bukola Oyeniyi (Missouri State University)
Exchanging the Shepherd’s Staff for AK-47: Fulani Herdsmen and the Negotiation of Identity and Security in Nigeria

Mr. Ediz Ozelkan (University of Colorado Boulder) and Mr. Ismet Herdem (Indiana University)
Framing Diplomacy, Politics, Religion, and Social Dynamics in Turkish Media

Dr. Felipe Pathe Duarte (Nova School of Law)
Weaponized Social-Media – An Appeal for Violent Non-State Actors in the Middle East

Ms. Alaa Saad (Johns Hopkins University)
The Future of a Museumified Cairo: Consequences for Right to the City

Mr. Naveed Sheikh (University of Keele)
Identity, Affect, and the Hermeneutics of Jihad: Understanding Postcolonial Subjectivity in Boko Haram

Mr. Yunus Turhan (Osmaniye Korkut Ata University)
Changing Structure of Educational Landscape in Africa: The Leverage of Transnational Faith-Based NGOs

Mr. István Vácz Eötvös (Loránd University)
The Social-Economic Effects of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) in the Persian Modernization between 1909 and 1933

Profs. Brannon Wheeler and Deborah Wheeler (United States Naval Academy)
Critical Race Theory and the New French Islam

Mr. Salih Yasun (Indiana University Bloomington)
Explaining Party System Weakness in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia

Mr. Michael Yekple (University of Central Florida)
Inter-Group Conflict in the DRC: How the Perception of Being Part of the Victims vs Perpetrators Shape Individuals’ Support for Retributive Violence and Reconciliation