We are writing to solicit applications from doctoral students and other researchers for our fifth Political Economy Summer Institute (PESI) to be held 5-8 June 2020 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. The aim of the Political Economy Summer Institute (PESI) is to provide a four-day graduate-level seminar on critical political economy for those studying and researching the Middle East, as well as to connect doctoral students and independent researchers with mid-career and senior scholars working in the field of critical political economy. The Summer Institute will be built around seminar-style sessions led by faculty scholars and supplemented with sessions designed to give doctoral students space to explore questions related to their research and professional development.
Anyone interested in submitting an application to attend the workshop should provide the following: [If you are not a Ph.D. student, you may still apply.]
Title of your current research project.
Institutional affiliation along with name and contact information for your thesis/dissertation advisor (and any additional committee members if possible).
Research narrative (2500 words maximum, not including bibliography). Please layout your primary research question, scope of your research, methodology, and where you are in the research process/timeline.
Personal narrative (500 words maximum). Please explain how your attendance at the Political Economy Summer Institute can support your current research project and how you hope to benefit from participating.
Expected completion date of Ph.D., if applicable.
Funding. Please indicate whether you are able to secure funding from your department or home institution.
List of any relevant publications.
Please submit all applications by 31 October 2019 to the Pedagogy Working Group at the Political Economy Project through the following online form:
The Pedagogy Working Group will review the applications and may request further information from potential participants. All applicants will receive notification about their applications by January 2020. Fellowships may be offered to support travel and lodging, subject to availability. Most meals will be covered for the duration of the Institute.
Pedagogy Working Group
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Click here to access the Summer Institute Page
Contact PESI organizers PESI@PoliticalEconomyProject.org
PESI 2019 Instructors
Click on the image below to download the Call for Applications: