MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Committee for Undergraduate Middle East Studies (CUMES)

The Committee for Undergraduate Middle East Studies (CUMES) promotes and shares best practices in teaching and learning in Middle East Studies, including areas such as pedagogy, course design, curriculum development, assessment, instructional technologies, and educational/study abroad opportunities in the MENA region. Its work includes organizing the annual Undergraduate Research Workshop and sponsoring panels on teaching and learning at MESA conferences. Membership is open to all MESA educators and administrators involved in the instruction of Middle East Studies to undergraduate populations.

Board members serve three year renewable terms.  New members are selected by the current Board and MESA Secretariat following a call for nominations among the broader CUMES community.  The responsibilities of CUMES Board members include attendance at the MESA annual conference, participation in the planning and/or coordination of the annual Undergraduate Research Workshop, and active engagement in other CUMES projects.

Committee Members



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