We are writing to solicit Letters of Interest (LI) from doctoral students and other researchers for a workshop to be held in Spring or Summer 2016 on the political economy of the Middle East [Date and Time TBA]. The aim of the workshop is to connect doctoral students and researchers with mid-career and senior scholars working in the field and to provide them with the opportunity to present their research and to receive feedback from a community of scholars working in the field of critical political economy. The workshop will consist of three main parts. The first will involve doctoral students presenting their research and receiving written and verbal feedback from the participants. The second will feature methodological and theoretical sessions offered by invited scholars. The third will involve breaking up into groups for extended discussions, prior to one-on-on meetings that can take place after the conclusion of the workshop.
All expenses for invited students` travel and accommodation will be covered by the Arab Studies Institute and participating organizations.
For anyone interested in submitting a "letter of interest" to attend the workshop, please provide the following information:
- Title of your project.
- Institutional affiliation and thesis advisor (and committee members, if possible).
- Research narrative (approximately 500 words). Please detail the scope of your research, main research questions, and methodology.
- Expected completion date of Ph.D.
- List of relevant publications (if applicable).
[If you are not a Ph.D. student, you may still apply]
Please submit all LI by the early deadline of November 5th, 2015 to the Pedagogy Working Group at the Political Economy Project at Pedagogy@PoliticalEconomyProject.org. Later submissions will be accepted through the end of November, pending availability. The committee will review the LI and then invite selected students to submit more detailed proposals of their research to be presented at the workshop.
Pedagogy Working Group
Political Economy Project
www.PoliticalEconomyProject.org (under construction)