[S6258] Global Academy Event and Fellows Panel

Created by SYSTEM Manager
Saturday, 10/10/20 12:00 nn


The MESA Global Academy is an interdisciplinary initiative sustaining essential research collaborations and knowledge production among MENA-focused scholars from the Middle East and North Africa and their counterparts outside the region. By awarding competitive scholarships to displaced scholars from the MENA region currently located in North America to attend meetings, workshops, and conferences, the project harnesses the strengths of MESA’s institutional and individual members to support the careers of individual researchers who study the Middle East and North Africa, but whose academic trajectory has been adversely affected by
developments in their home countries. 

In this special session, 2020-2021 Global Academy scholars present their research and serve as discussants on two panels:

Organized by Asli Bali, UCLA, Judith Tucker, Georgetown University, Beth Baron, CUNY, Greta Scharnweber, NYU, and Mimi Kirk, MESA/Al-Shabaka

Approaches to Governance Through an Islamist Lens
Chair: Brinkley Messick
Discussant: Issam Eido
Utku Balaban: Industrial Islamism in Turkey
Nihat Celik: Islamic Humanitarian NGOs in Turkey
Masoud Noori: Islam and Human Rights: What Could/Should be Understood from the Qur’an?
Ottoman Legacies in the Post-Ottoman Era
Chair: Holly Shissler
Discussant: Sumercan Bozkurt-Gungen
Evren Altinkas: Continuity Between the Committee of Union and Progress and the Kemalist
Regime: The Role of Karakol
Melissa Bilal: The "Other" Ottoman Feminists: Repatriating Armenian Women's Intellectual Legacy 
Dilsa Deniz: Turkish Islamic Synthesis: A Frame for Post-Ottoman Identity Politics of the Turkish Republic






Judith E. Tucker

(Georgetown University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Organizer;

Beth Baron

(CUNY City College and Graduate Center)
Panel Participating Role(s): Organizer;

Asli Bali

(UCLA School of Law)
Panel Participating Role(s): Organizer; Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Issam Eido

(Vanderbilt University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Discussant;

Mimi Kirk

Panel Participating Role(s): Organizer;

Dilsa Deniz

(Harvard Divinity School)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Nihat Celik

(San Diego State University)
He received his Ph.D. degree in International Relations in 2015 at Kadir Has University. His research areas include Diplomatic History of the Ottoman Empire, Middle East History and Politics, Turkish Foreign Policy and History of the Balkans.
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Utku Balaban

(Amherst College)
Utku Balaban is a visiting associate professor at Amherst College’s Anthropology and Sociology Department. He taught at Ankara University in Turkey until 2017 when the government expelled and blacklisted him, because he signed a declaration as known...
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Evren Altinkas

(University of Guelph)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Sumercan Bozkurt Gungen

(Simon Fraser University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Discussant;