2017 Nominating Committee Election
We encourage all Full members (Honorary Fellows, Fellows, and Students) to cast their vote for the 2017 Nominating Committee.
Eligibility: Only Full members (Honorary Fellows, Fellows, and Students) are eligible to vote. Associate members are not eligible.
Deadline: to be counted, all ballots—electronic and by post—must be in the office of the Secretariat by no later than Wednesday, March 1, 2017 AT 11:59 P.M. MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME.
Instructions: Review the candidate biographies (below). You may cast your vote electronically below. You may vote for no more than five candidates among the fellows and one candidate among the students, and you may not vote for a candidate more than once! The five fellows receiving the largest number of votes and the one student receiving the largest number of votes will serve on the committee. If you would prefer a ballot be mailed to you, please request one from Sara Palmer at email@example.com.
Dr. rer. soz., University of Tübingen, Germany. Associate Professor, Political Science, American University in Cairo, and Visiting Associate Professor, University of Alabama; past research fellow, Georgetown University, the United States Institute of Peace, and Harvard University. His research interest is on the role of the military in politics and state-society relations in authoritarian regimes. Author of numerous journal articles; book publications include Raging Against the Machine: Political Opposition under Authoritarianism in Egypt (Syracuse University Press, 2013), Contentious Politics in the Middle East (University Press of Florida, 2010), and Armies and Insurgencies in the Arab Spring (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).
Associate professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Virginia. Past Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement and Mellon Humanities Fellow. Her research focuses on contemporary Arabic literature, diaspora and sexuality studies, as well as transnational and Islamic feminism(s). She published several articles in Journal of Arabic Literature, Women's Studies International Forum, Alif, and various edited collections. She is the co-editor of an International Journal of Middle East Studies’ special issue “Queer Affects,” The Beloved in Middle Eastern Literature, and author of Anxiety of Erasure: Trauma, Authorship, and the Diaspora in Arab Women’s Writings.
Associate professor, Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley; affiliated with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Program in Critical Theory, and the Center for the Study of Law and Society. Visiting Professor at Birzeit University, 2009-2010. Publications include Juridical Humanity: A Colonial History (Stanford University Press, 2012) and articles and book chapters on colonial law, war and revolution, memory and history, and human rights. Member of the editorial boards of Journal of Palestine Studies, Representations, and Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism and Development. Served on the editorial board of Middle East Report.
Associate Professor of International Politics at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley (2017). PhD, MIT (Political Science), 2002. Publications: Beaches, Ruins, Resorts: The Politics of Tourism in the Arab World (Minnesota, 2008), published in Geopolitics, Third World Quarterly, Middle East Policy, Arab Studies Journal, Peace & Change, Tourist Studies, Middle East Report plus other journals & edited collections. Taught at Johns Hopkins University (2002-2010), served on editorial board of Middle East Report, Journal of Tourism History, and as Director of AUB’s Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (2011-2016).
Professor, Arabic Language & Literature, Department of Religious Studies, UCSB. BA UCLA 1982, CASA I 1980-81, CASA II 1982-83, Harvard Society of Fellows 1986-1990, PhD U of Pennsylvania, 1991. Author of Heroic Poets, Poetic Heroes (1995), Arab Folklore (2007), co-author & editor Interpreting the Self: Autobiography in the Arabic Literary Tradition (2001) & Cambridge Companion Modern Arab Culture (2015), plus 80 other publications. Visiting Professor, Free University Berlin, 2012; Bayard Cleveland Dodge Distinguished Visiting Professor, AUC, 2014. Past service: Director, Center for Middle East Studies, UCSB (13 years); Chair, Malcom Kerr Dissertation Prize Committee, 1992; CASA Board of Directors, 2015-
Walid A. Saleh
Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies. He is a specialist on the Qur’an and the history of its interpretations. He is the author of two books, The Formation of the Classical Tafsir Tradition (2004) and In Defense of the Bible (2008). He co-edited Islamic Studies Today: Essays in Honor of Andrew Rippin (2016). Other publications include: Ibn Taymiyya and the Rise of Radical Hermeneutics. He has published articles in JAOS, Speculum, Numen, Journal of Qur’anic Studies, and Oriens. He is the editor of the Routledge Qur’anic Studies Series.
Associate Professor of Political Science at Kent State University. He studied at Washington and Jefferson College, and the American University in Cairo before receiving his PhD from the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews in 2007. Joshua Stacher’s publications include his book on the authoritarian regimes in Egypt and Syria: Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt and Syria, Stanford University Press, 2012. He has also published many pieces since 2005 in Middle East Report, where he is a member of the Editorial Committee. Stacher is also a member of MESA’s Committee on Academic Freedom.
Abdel Razzaq Takriti
Daniel Martin Varisco