2015 AIMS Graduate Student Writing Workshop

October 10-11, 2015
Center for Middle Eastern Studies at University of California, Berkeley

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) invites doctoral and masters candidates to its 16th Dissertation Workshop scheduled for October 10-11, 2015 at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

The workshop provides the opportunity for current doctoral or master candidates to present, discuss, and receive valuable feedback on work related to North Africa. Accepted applicants will submit a piece of writing from their dissertations or theses at any stage (prospectus, dissertation chapter, or article draft).  Participants will read and prepare discussion of one or more other submissions in addition to presenting their own.  Scholars who have worked on North Africa in a variety of disciplines will offer feedback, as well as perspectives on publishing, job market conditions, and other topics germane to professional academic development.  The workshop further affords the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with colleagues in the field.

All disciplines are welcome.  In the past they have included: history, political science, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, comparative literature, psychology, public health and more.  There will be some funding for travel expenses and per diem allowances.  Space and funding are limited.

This workshop is open only to AIMS members. To become a student member (only $50) or renew your membership, please visit the AIMS website at AIMSNorthAfrica.org or contact the AIMS Executive Office at aims@aimsnorthafrica.org.

Applicants must send a current C.V. and short (300-word) topic proposal to the AIMS Graduate Student Association President David Stenner atdstenner@ucdavis.edu.

Selected participants will be notified by email and asked to submit a chapter/prospectus/ article for review.

The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2015.
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This event is sponsored by the American Institute for Maghrib Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.