NEH Summer Stipends Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2020) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced its summer stipends grantees. We congratulate the following in Middle East studies:

Leyla Ozgur Alhassen [Summer Stipends] University of California, Berkeley
Outright: $6,000
Project Title: Qur’anic Stories: God, Revelation and the Audience
Project Description: Completing a book analyzing the narrative and rhetoric of the Qur'an to understand the text and its worldview.

Lindsey Green-Simms [Summer Stipends] American University
Outright: $6,000
Project Title: LGBT Cinema in Sub-Saharan Africa
Project Description: Research and writing of a book on the role of LGBT cinema in SubSaharan Africa.

Justine Howe [Summer Stipends] Case Western Reserve University
Outright: $6,000
Project Title: Muslim Students and the Making of American Islam, 1963–present
Project Description: Research and writing two chapters of a history of the Muslim Student Association and its role in shaping modern American Islam.

Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky [Summer Stipends] Furman University
Outright: $6,000
Project Title: Muslim Migration and the Late Ottoman State
Project Description: Research and writing two chapters for a book on Muslim Refugee Resettlement in the Late Ottoman Empire (1860–1914).

Kristen Alff [Summer Stipends] University of Virginia
Outright: $6,000
Project Title: The Business of Property: Levantine Joint-stock Companies, Land, Law, and Capitalist Development Around the Mediterranean
Project Description: Writing of a book on Levantine Joint-stock Companies and the origins of capitalist development in the Middle East (1850–1925).

Maria Dakake [Summer Stipends] George Mason University
Outright: $6,000
Project Title: The Qur’an Commentary of Muslim Scholar Nusrat Amin (1886–1983)
Project Description: Research on and translation of the Qur’anic commentary of Iranian scholar Nusrat Amin (1886–1983), leading to a book-length study of her writing.

Michael Hill [Summer Stipends] College of William and Mary
Outright: $6,000
Project Title: Chinese and Arabic Literatures at the End of Empire, 1850–1950
Project Description: Research and writing leading to a book on intellectual and literary exchanges between Egypt and China in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Katrina Thompson [Summer Stipends] University of Wisconsin, Madison
Outright: $6,000
Project Title: A Multisited Ethnography of Nonconforming North American Muslims
Project Description: Research and writing leading to an ethnographic monograph on the use of language (both Arabic and English) to create communities of nonconforming Muslims in North America.


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