Scholarly Impact

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Annual Report 2021-2022

Scholarly Impact

Faculty, affiliated scholars, and the Center for International and Regional Studies advanced evidence-based understandings of key issues and drove multidisciplinary collaborations to expand Qatar’s research capacity.

Research Initiatives

Advancing Regional Development

Timely research initiatives and outcomes identified and assessed the impacts associated with Qatar’s development strategy and contributed to the formulation and implementation of sound public policy.

“Qatar is a pioneer. The changes that have taken place are unprecedented in the region. Their strategy for international engagement, which includes sports diplomacy, has paid off.”

Danyel Reiche, Visiting Associate Professor, Project Lead, Building a Legacy Research Initiative

The Sports-Society Nexus

In the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, ongoing CIRS research initiatives that address key challenges and opportunities of hosting the tournament produced major publications and a series of events, blogs, and podcasts. Cutting-edge research in this growing field offered timely research for news makers, analysts, policy makers, and fans.

Video of Danyel Reiche on the Building a Legacy research project
Danyel Reiche on the Building a Legacy research initiative

Qatar’s Development through Sport

The Building a Legacy: Qatar and the FIFA World Cup CIRS research intitiative builds on the first Football in the Middle East project. Collaborative work with scholars and experts in the fields of sport, sociology, business, media, and politics addressed the implications of hosting the mega event.

Qatar beyond the World Cup

Qatar’s World Cup Goals: Moving from the Periphery to the Center is the next iteration of the Building a Legacy research initiative. The project examines how hosting the tournament has impacted Qatar’s international reputation as a key actor in setting global standards in politics and sports.


MENA Football Phenomenon

Football in the Middle East: State, Society, and the Beautiful Game (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2022) edited by Abdullah Al-Arian provides groundbreaking analysis on how football has dramatically shaped contemporary social, economic, and political life across the Arabic-speaking world.

The Region’s First FIFA World Cup

Qatar and the 2022 FIFA World Cup: Politics, Controversy, Change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022) by Paul Michael Brannagan and Danyel Reiche offers a comprehensive academic analysis of the social, political, and economic issues surrounding the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East.

Sport in the Middle East

Routledge Handbook of Sport in the Middle East (Routledge, 2022) edited by Danyel Reiche and Paul Michael Brannagan offers an overview of sports in the Middle East, and how certain countries such as Qatar have positioned themselves as the new global “sports hubs.”

Expert Panel Discussions, Blogs, and Podcasts by Topic

Small States Research

Security, Diplomacy, and Society

The Small States Research Program established by professors Rory Miller and Fahad Al-Marri aims to increase the capacity of Qatar to address its unique needs through network building and the formation of collaborations and partnerships between small state and international actors. The program also develops cutting-edge research to address policy issues and suggests policy recommendations informed by the needs of small states.

Energy Sector National Security Risk

Research led by Rory Miller and funded by a multi-year grant from the Qatar National Research Fund (NPRP12S-0210-190067) exploring Qatar’s national security risk in the energy sector has a number of forthcoming publications: one book, two journal articles, and two chapters in peer-reviewed volumes. Principal investigators also participated in multiple workshops, conferences, and roundtables, including the DIMDEX Maritime Security Conference.

“This project will provide an unprecedented resource for Qatari policymakers as they engage with key energy partners.”

Rory Miller, Professor, NPRP Grant: National Security Risk in the Energy Sector

Building Indian Ocean World Expertise

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Uday Chandra on the IOWG

Specialized faculty expertise on the interconnectivities between cultures, politics, and economies of the countries around the vast regions of the Indian Ocean is fostered through the activities of the Indian Ocean Working Group (IOWG). The IOWG engaged scholars across disciplines through lectures and panel discussions, and provided guidance for the newly introduced Indian Ocean World Studies minor at GU-Q.

IOWG Conference Publications, Events, and Activities

Indian Ocean Literary Circularities

Associate Professor Firat Oruc was selected to serve as guest editor of Comparative Literature. The special journal issue, co-edited by Harvard University professor Dr. Françoise Lionnet, comprises papers delivered at the 2020 Annual Faculty Conference hosted by the IOWG on “Oceanic Circularities: The Indian Ocean in the Modern World.”

Liberal Order in the Global Indian Ocean

The book Beyond Liberal Order: States, Societies and Markets in the Global Indian Ocean (Hurst and Oxford University Press, 2021) edited by former GU-Q faculty member Anatol Lieven features several chapters based on research presented at the 2017 Annual Faculty Conference on “The Liberal State and Its Alternatives in the Indian Ocean.”

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Arabic Language research

Promoting Arabic Proficiency

The production of innovative digital tools, textbooks, and multiversity collaborations contributed to the ongoing development of new standards in Arabic pedagogy in Qatar and across the Arabic-speaking world.

“We hope that by learning the dialect, visitors to Qatar and even native Arabic speakers from different countries can become a part of the community and see Qatar in a whole new way.”

Hany Fazza, Arabic Instructor, Qatari Phrasebook App

Initiatives and Grants

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Hany Fazza on the Qatari Phrasebook app

First Dedicated World Cup Phrasebook

In preparation for the upcoming tournament, the Arabic Language Department added 11 new languages to the Qatari Phrasebook app on Android and iOS, a quick reference guide for the written and spoken form of more than 1700 Qatari words and phrases. The free app has already been updated with sports terms and was used during the FIFA Club World Cup games held in Doha.

Preserving the Qatari Dialect

Hany Fazza is an investigator on the Linguistic Map of Qatar project (NPRP12S-0301-190189) in collaboration with CMU-Q, Doha International Family Institute, and Qatar University. The project will trace variations of the Qatari dialect over generations and create a digital teaching and learning tool for pronunciation, usage, and expressions which will be housed at Qatar National Library.


Authentic Arabic Texts

Arabic for Proficiency: Reading Comprehension and Discussion (Konoz Publishers, 2021) by Mahmoud Al-Ashiri offers resources and teaching tools to prepare advanced Arabic students for proficiency exam success.

Arabic Proficiency

Reading the Arab World (Routledge, 2021) by Yehia A. Mohamed offers advanced students exposure to authentic texts on contemporary issues shaping the Arab world in order to enhance their language proficiency.

Children’s Arabic Lexicon

A Frequency Lexicon of Standard Arabic Used in Children’s TV Programs: A Corpus-based Lexicon (Konoz Publishers, 2021) co-authored by Mahmoud Al-Ashiri helps design curricula for native speakers that maximize early learning efforts.

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Scholarly Awards

Recognizing Scholarly Achievement

Excellence in teaching and research garnered significant international recognition, awards, and prestigious fellowships. Professional faculty standing was also recognized with roles as advisors, thesis examiners, and tenure and promotion case evaluators at leading institutions.

“My work at CIRS influences my art 100%. I love to highlight the very same research topics, but retell them for a general, global audience in artistic form.”

Suzi Mirgani, CIRS Assistant Director, Cannes Film Festival ArteKino Award


NEH Hagley Museum Fellowship

Trish Kahle was awarded a six-month National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Spring 2023 with a leading affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Hagley Museum and Library. The fellowship offers visiting scholar privileges and access to Hagley’s collection, which Kahle will use to continue her research into the social and political implications of energy system usage.

University of Freiburg Guest Professorship

A well-established track-record of work on Universal Basic Income (UBI) garnered Karl Widerquist an invitation to serve as guest professor at the Götz Werner Chair of Economic Policy and Constitutional Economic Theory at the University of Freiburg in early 2022. He taught two graduate courses on UBI and hosted the FRIBIS online Basic Income Workshop Series faculty seminar.

Cannes Film Festival Award

CIRS Assistant Director for Publications Suzi Mirgani won an ArteKino Award and funding at the Cannes Film Festival L’Atelier for Cotton Queen. The finalized full-length film will be the sequel to her short film Al Sit about a changing Sudan, which garnered Oscar consideration. Mirgani’s Virtual Voice was also part of the Made in Qatar Presented by Ooredoo film showcase at the 2021 Ajyal Film Festival.

Service to Profession

Leaders in Their Fields

Faculty service to the profession included roles as Ph.D. examiners at the University of Toronto and Australian National University, manuscript reviewers for University of Pennsylvania Press, IB Taurus, and Polish Political Science Yearbook, and contributors to tenure and promotion cases at Fordham University and the University of Toledo. They were also advisors to the Amiri Diwan, the BBC, and various embassies in Qatar. Other service included:

  • Rogaia Abusharaf: Referee, William Skinner Awards for Best Book in Africanist Anthropology; Advisory board member, POLAR: Journal of Political and Legal Anthropology
  • Uday Chandra: Politics and government editor, Culturico; Chair, “Capitol Siege One Year On” webinar for the Center for the Analysis of the Radical Right
  • Danyel Reiche: Chair, Political Studies Association (PSA) Sport and Politics Study Group

Participation in Global Conferences

Conference presentations provide an opportunity for faculty to disseminate their research findings, network with other researchers, and identify potential collaborators, nationally and internationally. They also further Qatar’s reputation as a global center for knowledge production. This year, faculty presented research papers at:

American Academy of Religion • Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics • Istanbul Arel University • Massoud Foundation-Australia • New York University–Abu Dhabi • Tilburg University • University of Hradec Králové •
University of Kyoto • White Social Organization

NATO: Women Peacebuilders in MENA

Assistant Professor Noha Aboueldahab shared her expertise on a panel exploring “The Role of Women in Politics in the Middle East and North Africa” in promoting peace and stability at a NATO event held in Brussels and online. She also spoke at an International Coalition of Sites of Conscience webinar on “Confronting Silence: Digital Mapping to Fight Impunity.”

Multilateral Organizational Expertise

Faculty speaking engagements at multilateral organizations included Zahra Babar at the U.N. International Office of Migration, Rory Miller at the Middle East Naval Commanders Conference, and Alexis Antoniades at the U.S.-Qatar Business Council.

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CIRS Research

Pursuing Collaborative Research

The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), GU-Q’s premier research institute, devoted academic study of regional and international issues through local and global dialogue and exchange of ideas, research and scholarship. To learn more, download the CIRS 2021-2022 Annual Report.

“Islamophobia is an increasingly relevant factor in shaping world affairs. We want to deconstruct this phenomenon to fully understand its relationship to its current iterations.”

Karine Walther, Associate Professor, Global Histories and Practices of Islamophobia Research Project

Research Themes

Environmental Studies

Through close examination of the relationships between energy, society, and culture from a comparative and transnational perspective, the Environmental Studies initiative offers new approaches to the study of energy: how it’s used, understood, and governed.

Initiatives and Outcomes
Affects of Energy Transition

Led by Victoria Googasian, Trish Kahle, and Firat Oruc, the Affects of Energy project will solicit, workshop, and publish original papers as a special issue of Resilience: A Journal of Environmental Humanities.

Everyday Energy Podcast

The new Everyday Energy: Lived Experience podcast series featuring multidisciplinary scholars explores alternative approaches to understanding our everyday encounters with energy.

Cultural Life of Oil Podcast

Through a series of short interviews with experts, the Cultural Life of Oil podcast explores the broader theme of energy aesthetics and lived experiences of oil.

Panel Discussions


Race and Society

Engaging with key issues around current and historical inequalities, the Race and Society project identifies and fills gaps in current knowledge and encourages dialogue about the lasting legacies of colonialism, slavery, and imperialism.

Initiatives and Outcomes
Global Islamophobia

The Global Histories and Practices of Islamophobia book project led by Abdullah Al-Arian and Karine Walther examines the historical roots of Islamophobia in diverse global contexts. 

Histories of Industrial Education

The Gospel of Work and Money book project led by Karine Walther and Oliver Charbonneu from the University of Glasgow connects national and imperial histories to themes of capital, labor, race, class, education, and globalization.

Film and the Black Atlantic

The Cinematic Afterlives: Film and Memory in the Black Atlantic project organized by Trish Kahle creates a space for public engagement on the history of slavery in the Black Atlantic through film.

Panel Discussion

  • Global Perspectives on Slavery and Freedom on Film.” Panel discussion moderated by Trish Kahle, with Alyssa Sepinwall, California State University San Marcos, Dexter Gabriel, University of Connecticut, Parisa Vaziri, Cornell University, and Firat Oruc.

Film Screenings and Discussions

Written Commentary

Regional Studies

Research in Regional Studies considers the Middle East and Gulf region’s changing geopolitics, as well as the historical, social, economic, and cultural developments of the region.

Initiatives and Outcomes
Qatar’s World Cup Goals

Qatar’s World Cup Goals: Moving from the Periphery to the Center is a publication project led by Danyel Reiche focusing on Qatar’s move to the center of global politics.

FIFA World Cup Legacy

Building a Legacy: Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 led by Danyel Reiche convened scholars and experts to explore Qatar’s sports diplomacy strategy for development. See outcomes highlighted above.

Tunisia after the Arab Uprisings

Tunisia in the Aftermath of the Arab Uprisings is a faculty research initiative leading to a publication to be edited by Mohamed Zayani.

Football in the Middle East

The Football in the Middle East book project led to the publication of Football in the Middle East: State, Society, and the Beautiful Game (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2022) edited by Abdullah Al-Arian.

Russia and the Middle East

The Russia and the Middle East book project led to the publication of Russian Foreign Policy Towards the Middle East: New Trends, Old Traditions (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2022).

Protests and Uprisings in the Arab World

The Ten Years On: Mass Protests and Uprisings in the Arab World research consortium project involved GU-Q participation, with Abdullah Al-Arian moderating two events.

  • Football in the Middle East: State, Society, and the Beautiful Game (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2022) View publication.
  • Russian Foreign Policy towards the Middle East: New Trends, Old Traditions (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2022) Read about publication.
  • “Islamists and the Arab Uprisings.” With Abdullah Al-Arian, hosted by project partner Stanford University’s Program on Arab Reform and Democracy.
  • Activism in Exile: Diasporic Communities in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings.”  Moderated by Abdullah Al-Arian and Sami Hermez of Northwestern Qatar. Panelists included Noha Aboueldahab, independent researcher and analyst Nadwa Al-Dawsari, Dana Moss of the University of Notre Dame, and Lea Müller-Funk of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies
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Disseminating Knowledge Production

Total publication output included nine faculty-authored books and three CIRS-sponsored books, a translation, one journal special issue, 34 journal articles, and 28 book chapters. Topics included the FIFA World Cup, Arabic language teaching, transitional justice, migrant labor, the GCC blockade against Qatar, the history of the Arab Gulf, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our goal is to…add another layer of nuance and texture to the study of energy by bringing the scale of everyday life of individuals and communities into focus.”

Victoria Googasian, Assistant Professor, Energy Humanities Research Initiative

Research Outcomes

Faculty, CIRS, and student research output 2021-2022


Al-Arian, Abdullah, ed. 2022. Football in the Middle East: State, Society, and the Beautiful Game. London: Hurst & Co. CIRS publication series.

Al Ashiri, Mahmoud. 2022. العربية من أجل الكفاءة :القراءة للفهم والمناقشة [Arabic for Proficiency: Reading Comprehension and Discussion.] Amman: Dar Konoz Al Marefa Publishers.

Brannagan, Paul Michael, and Danyel Reiche. 2022. Qatar and the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Politics, Controversy, ChangeCham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chamssedine, Abdul Rahman. 2022. خواطر إسلامية معاصرة: أين الخطأ [Contemporary Islamic Reflections.] Beirut: Dar Nelson Publishers.

Laude, Patrick. 2021. S’abandonner au Soi: Le message de Ramana Maharshi pour le présent. [Surrendering to the Self: Ramana Maharshi’s Message for the Present]. Translated by Ghislain Chetan. Lagorce, Ardèche: Editions Hozhoni.

Mohamed, Yehia A. 2022. Reading the Arab World: A Content-Based Textbook for Intermediate to Advanced Learners of Arabic. London: Routledge.

Reiche, Danyel, and Paul Michael Brannagan, eds. 2022Routledge Handbook of Sport in the Middle East.London: Routledge.

Williams, Leonard. 2021.  Black Blocks, White Squares: Crosswords with an Anarchist Edge. Oakland: AK Press.

Traverso, Enzo. 2021. Révolution: une histoire intellectuelle. [Revolution: An Intellectual History]. Translated by Damien Tissot. Paris: La Découverte.

Kozhanov, Nikolay, ed. 2022. Russia Foreign Policy towards the Middle East: New Trends, Old Traditions. London: Hurst & Co. CIRS publication series.

Laude, Patrick. 2022. Surrendering to the Self: Ramana Maharshi’s Message for the Present. London: Hurst.

Roberts, David B. 2022. Reflecting on the GCC Crisis: Qatar and Its Neighbours. London: Routledge.

Sachedina, Amal. 2021. Cultivating the Past, Living the Modern: The Politics of Time in the Sultanate of Oman. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Al-Arian, Abdullah. 2022. “Islamists and the State: The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s Evolving Mission.” In Islam, Revival, & Reform: Redefining Tradition for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Natana J. DeLong-Bas, pp. 199-228. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Al-Marri, Fahad. 2021.“To What Extent Has the Sovereign Wealth Fund Assisted Qatar’s Security and Foreign Policy in Resisting the Blockade?” In The 2017 Gulf Crisis, edited by Mahjoob Zweiri and Md Mizanur Rahman, pp. 303-324. Singapore: Springer.

Antoniades, AlexisRafia Al-Jassim (SFS’19), and Khalique Gharatkar. 2022. “The Blockade Against Qatar: A Blessing in Disguise?” In Reflecting on the GCC Crisis: Qatar and Its Neighbours, edited by David B. Roberts. Abingdon and New York:Taylor & Francis Limited.

Babar, Zahra. 2022. “Two Bad Places at Once: Pakistani Labour Migrants and the Transnational Recruitment Industry to the Gulf.” In The South Asia to Gulf Migration Complex, edited by Crystal A, Ennis and Nicolas Blarel, 102-122.  Bristol: University of Bristol Press.

Chandra, Uday. 2021. “Janu: Sister-Supervisor of Migrant Construction Workers.” In Bombay Brokers, edited by Lisa Björkman. Durham: Duke University Press.

De Oger, Sonia Alonso and Bonnie N. Field. 2021. “Spain: The Development and Decline of the Popular Party.” In Riding the Populist Wave: Europe’s Mainstream Right in Crisis, edited by Tim Bale & Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser. 216-245. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Fazza, Hany. 2021. “AFL Students’ Perceptions of the Use of an Interactive Digital Platform to Enhance Reading Strategies: An Activity Theory Perspective.” In Teaching in the Post COVID-19 Era: World Education Dilemmas, Teaching Innovations and Solutions in the Age of Crisis, edited by Ismail Fayed and Jill Cummings. New York: Springer Publishing.

Kamrava, Mehran. 2022. “The China Model and the Middle East.” In Routledge Handbook on China-Middle East Relations, edited by Jonathan Fulton, 333-350. London: Routledge.

Kolla, Edward. 2021. “Written in the Hearts of People? Natural and International Law during the Age of Enlightenment.” In The State of Nature: Histories of an Idea, edited by Mark Somos and Anne Peters, 246-273. Leiden: Brill.

Kolla, Edward. 2021. “Contravention and Creation of Law during the French Revolution.” In Contingency in International Law: On the Possibility of Different Legal Histories, edited by Ingo Venzke and Kevin Jon Heller. London: Oxford University Press.

Laude, Patrick. 2021. “Ways of Time: Seeing Dao through Guénon, Teilhard, and Suzuki.” In Coming to Terms with Timelessness: Daoist Time in Comparative Perspective, edited by Livia Kohn, 127-149. St. Petersburg: Three Pines Press.

Miller, Rory. 2021. “Neither Famine nor Feast: The Pursuit of Grand Strategy in the Contemporary Arab Gulf.” In Grand Strategy in the Contemporary Middle East: Concepts and Debates, edited by Clive Jones and Tore Petersen, 175-194. Berlin: Gerlach Press, Berlin.

Miller, Rory. 2021. “Terror, History and Regionalization.” In Cambridge History of Terrorism, edited by Richard English, 81-105. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Nonneman, Gerd. 2022. “European Policies Towards the Gulf: Patterns, Dynamics, Evolution, and the Case of the Qatar Blockade.” In Reflecting on the Qatar Crisis: Qatar and its Neighboursedited by David Roberts. London: Routledge.

Parvez, Zarqa. 2021. “Women Workforce Participation in Qatar: Oil, Culture and Demographic Trends.” In: Contemporary Qatar, edited by M. Zweiri and F. Al Qawasmi. Gulf Studies, vol 4. Singapore: Springer.

Reiche, Danyel. 2022. “Inclusivity in an Environment of Exclusive Citizenship: The Multinational Qatari Women’s Rugby Team.” In Routledge Handbook of Sport in the Middle East, edited by Danyel Reiche and Paul Michael Brannagan, 350-362. London: Routledge.

Reiche, Danyel, and Paul Michael Brannagan. 2022. “Introduction: Sports in the Middle East: Towards More Inclusion and Collaborative Efforts?” In Routledge Handbook of Sport in the Middle East, edited by Danyel Reiche and Paul Michael Brannagan, 1-9. London: Routledge.

Shabana, Ayman. 2022. “Interface between Islamic Law and Science: Legal Construction of Science in Light of Islamic Bioethical Discourses on Genetic and Reproductive Technologies.” In Islam and Biomedicine, edited by Afifi al-Akiti and Aasim Padela, 271-294. Cham: Springer.

Tissot, Damien. 2021.  “Travail social, pratiques de care et traduction.” [Social Work, Care Practices and Translation] In Ethique et travail social: Nouvelles voies pour la pensée et pour l’action, edited by Audrey Gonin, Michel Guissard, André Antoniadis, and Flavie Plante. Québec: University Presses of Québec.

Walther, Karine. 2022. “Islamic World Encounters.” In Cambridge History of America and the World, Vol. II 1820-1900, edited by Jay Sexton and Kristin Hoganson, 669-693. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Widerquist, Karl and Grant S. McCall. 2021. “The State of Nature, Prehistory, and Mythmaking.” In The State of Nature: Histories of an Idea, edited by Mark Somos and Anne Peters, 399–422. Leiden: Brill.

Theodoropolou, Irene. 2021. “Humoristic Translanguaging in Intercultural Communication in Qatar: Merits, Limitations, and Its Potential Contribution to Policy Development.” In Policy Development in TESOL and Multilingualism, edited by K. Raza, C. Coombe, and D. Reynolds, 161-175. Singapore: Springer.

Oruc, Firat, and Françoise Lionnet, eds. 2022. “Indian Ocean Literary Circularities.” Comparative Literature, 74, no. 2.

Aboueldahab, Noha. 2022. “Transitional Justice as Repression and Resistance: Practices in the Arab World.” Journal of International Criminal Justice, 1-17.

Abusharaf, Rogaia. 2021. “Conundrums in the House of Wailing.” Differences, 32, No. 3: 114–146.

Akinade, Akintunde E. 2021. “Not Yet Uhuru: Soundings on the Legacy of James H. Cone and Englebert Mveng for an Africana Liberation Theology.” CrossCurrents, 71, No. 4. p. 335-359.

Al-Noaimi, Haya. 2021. “Militarism and the Bedouin: Intersections of Colonialism, Gender, and Race in the Arab Gulf.” Security Dialogue, 52, no. 6: 529-545.

Antoniades, Alexis, Rafia Al-Jassim, and Khalique Gharatkar. 2021. “The Blockade against Qatar: A Blessing in Disguise?” Journal of Arabian Studies 11, No.1: 81-99.

Balkhi, Mirwais. 2022. “The Revival of an Old Narrative to Counter Terrorism: The “Balkh School Approach” to Neutralizing the Neo-Kharijite Narrative in the Islamic World.” Teosofi: Jurnal Tasawuf Dan Pemikiran Islam, 12, No. 1: 97-124.

Bario, Astrid, Sonia Alonso Saenz de Oger, and Bonnie N. Field. 2021. “Vox Spain: The Organisational Challenges of a New Radical Right Party.” Politics and Governance 9, No. 4: 240-251.

Chandra, Uday. 2022. “Book Review: Demanding Development: The Politics of Public Goods Provision in India’s Urban Slums, by Adam Michael Auerback.” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies,

Cobo-Reyes, Ramon, Gabriel Katz, Thomas Markussen, Simone Meraglia. 2022. “Voting on sanctioning institutions in open and closed communities: experimental evidence.” Social Choice and Welfare, 58, no. 3: 619-677.

Dolatabadi, Ali Bagheri and Mehran Kamrava. 2021. “The Covid-19 Pandemic and Iranian Health Diplomacy.” Middle East Policy: 55-71.

Flouris, Andreas D., Zahra Babar, Leonidas G. Ioannou, Kristine H. Onarheim, Kai H. Phua, and Sally Hargreaves. 2021. “Improving the Evidence on Health Inequities in Migrant Construction Workers Preparing for Big Sporting Events.” BMJ, 374, no. 1615: 1-5.

Googasian, Victoria. 2021. “Zora Neale Hurston and the Limits of the Will to Humanize.” Journal of Modern Literature, 44, No. 4: 19-36.

Kamrava, Mehran. 2021. “Institutions and Policy in Iran’s Relations with the GCC.” The Muslim World 3, No. 3: 408-424.

Khalil, Joe, and Mohamed Zayani. 2022. “Digitality and Debordered Spaces in the Era of Streaming: A Global South Perspective.” Television and New Media, 23, No. 2: 167-183.

Kolla, Edward. 2021. “The COVID Passport Quandary.” American Society of International Law Insights, 25, no. 15.

Koons, Jeremy. 2022. “Knowledge as a Collective Status.” Analytic Philosophy, 00: 1-28.

Koons, Jeremy. 2022, January 4. “Sellars on Compatibilism and the Consequence Argument.” Philosophical Studies: 1-29.

McCornac, Dennis, and A. Cullen. 2022. “Doing business with Asia: the case for Asian business studies engagement in Australian universities.Journal of Asia Business Studies.

Meho, Lokman, I. 2021. “The Gender Gap in Highly Prestigious International Research Awards, 2001–2020.” Quantitative Science Studies 2, No. 3: 976-989.

Miller, Rory. 2022. “The Gulf Cooperation Council and counter-terror cooperation in the post-9/11 era: a regional organization in comparative perspective.” Middle Eastern Studies, 58, No. 3: 435-451.

Onarheim, Kristine H., Kai H. Phua, Zahra Babar, Andreas D. Flouris, and Sally Hargreaves. 2021. “Health and Social Needs of Migrant Construction Workers for Big Sporting Events.” BMJ, 374, no.1591.

Oruc, Firat. 2022. “Thalassological Worldmaking and Literary Circularities in the Indian Ocean.” Comparative Literature, 74, no. 2: 147-155.

Pennington B.K., Uday Chandra, L. Ramberg , Z.O.E. Sherinian , J. Lee , and R. Viswanath. 2022. “A Roundtable on Rupa Viswanath’s the Pariah Problem: Caste, Religion, and the Social in Modern India and the Study of Caste.” Modern Asian Studies, 56, No. 1: 1-64.

Reiche, Danyel. 2021. “National Representation without Citizenship: the Special Case of Rugby.” Politics in Central Europe, 17, No. 3: 501-523.

Serano, Roel, Erick Wood and Tim Frazier. 2022. “Cash-based Aid Distribution—Case Study: Typhoon Yolanda.” Journal of Emergency Management, 20, No. 8: 137-152.

Shabana, Ayman. 2021. “Islamic Normative Principles Underlying Fatwas on Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Al-Azhar Fatwa on Artificial Insemination.” The Muslim World 3, No. 3: 511-533.

Shabana, Ayman. 2022. “Ley Islámica y Bioética.” [Islamic Law and Bioethics] Revista Awraq, 20: 166-177.

Siddiqui, Sohaira. 2021. “Triple Divorce and the Political Context of Islamic Law in India.” Journal of Islamic Law 2, No. 1.

Sonbol, Amira. 2022. “Los Archivos Judiciales de la Shari‘a y el Fiqh como Fuentes para la Historia de las Mujeres.” [Judicial Archives of Sharia and Fiqh as Sources of Women’s History.] Revista Awraq, 20.

Walther, Karine. 2021. “What Went Wrong? U.S. Diplomatic History in the Era of COVID-19.” Diplomatic History 45, No. 3: 631–642.

Walther, Karine. 2022. “Dorothy Thompson and American Zionism.” Diplomatic History, 46, no. 2: 263–291.

Widerquist, Karl. 2021. “Further Reflections on Basic Income Experiments.” Ethical Perspectives, 28, No. 1: 103-115.

Zarchi, Azam A., Mehran Kamrava, and Salman Kimiagari. 2022. “Reckoning the Impact of Cognitive Biases on Decisions Made about Development of Iran’s Oil and Gas Resources.” International Studies Journal, 18, No. 3: 175-198.

Zhang, Rhon, and Dennis McCornac. 2022. “The Plight of Foreign Workers in Japan: Their Stories Speak for Themselves.” Border Crossing, 12, no. 1, pp. 17–32.

Abusharaf, Rogaia. 2022. “The Women of Sudan Will Not Accept Setbacks.” In Foresight Africa:Top Priorities for the Continent in 2022, edited by Aloysius Uche Ordu, 54-55. Doha: Brookings Center.

Akinade, Akintunde E. 2021Dec. 31Adieu, Archbishop Desmond Tutu: The Perennial Prisoner of Hope.” The Osun Defender, 5-7.

Al-Arian, Abdullah and Hafsa Kanjwal. 2021. “On the Front Lines: American Muslims and the War on Terror.” In The Terror Trap: The Impact of the War on Terror on Muslim Communities Since 9/11, pp. 68-74. Coalition for Civil Freedoms, The Bridge Initiative at Georgetown University, the ICNA Council for Social Justice, the Center for Islam and Global Affairs, CAGE, and United Voices for America.

Antoniades, Alexis, Robert C. Feenstra, and Mingzhi Xu. 2021. “Using the Retail Distribution of Sellers to Impute Expenditures Shares.” NBER Working Paper No. w28902.

Fazza, Hany. 2022. Alif Baa Workbook. Kotobee Reader.

Wanucha, Elizabeth. 2022. “Facilitating and Producing Research during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned.” Digital Fieldwork. Georgetown University.

Speaking Engagements

Aboueldahab, Noha. Speaker. “Women Peacebuilders and Mediators in the MENA Region: Leveraging Leadership.” NATO Conference, NATO Headquarters, Brussels, March 22, 2022.

Aboueldahab, Noha. Keynote. “Confronting Silence: Digital Mapping to Fight Impunity.” International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, Online, March 31, 2022.

Aboueldahab, Noha. Panelist “Are there new social dynamics that could contribute to a future political opening?” What Are the Prospects for Future Political Opening in Egypt? Euro- Mediterranean Human Rights Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders, Paris, France, June 4–5, 2022. 

Babar, Zahra. Panelist. “Impact of the Pandemic on Migrants in the GCC.” U.N. International Office of Migration, Doha, Qatar, March 27, 2022.

Babar, Zahra. Participant. GCC Regional Meeting for Labor Ministerial Delegations, Doha, Qatar, March 27, 2022.

Miller, Rory. Panelist. “Overcoming Smallness: Gulf State Approaches to the Maritime Domain.” Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference. Qatar National Convention Center, Qatar. March 22, 2022.

Almond, Ian. Podcast with Vijay Prasad. “Soviet Internationalism and Third World Marxism” Reimagining Soviet Georgia History Project, January 22, 2022.

Babar, Zahra. Interview. Documentary: Qatar and the 2022 World Cup. “Erlebnis Erde” [Adventure Earth] TV Show, May 19, 2022.

Balkhi, Mirwais. “This Is No Time to Disengage from Afghanistan’s WarNational Interest, May 1, 2022. 

Balkhi, Mirwais. “Will the Taliban Become Civilized?National Interest. April 14, 2022.

Balkhi, Mirwais. “The Caliph v The Emir al-Mu’minin: Which Islamic Model of Statehood Will the Taliban Adopt?Fair Observer,  May 19, 2022. 

Khalifa, Omar. “Opinion: Palestine: An Open-air Museum of Colonialism.” Al-Jazeera News. September 7, 2021.

Nonneman, Gerd. Interview. “Qatar na de boycot: speelt het kleine emiraat opnieuw mee in eerste klasse?” [Qatar After the Boycott] Mondiaal Nieuws, September 27, 2021.

Nonneman, Gerd. Quoted. “Risk of Ukraine energy shock poses fresh test for pragmatic Qatar emir” by Michael Georgy. Reuters, January 31, 2022.

Nonneman, Gerd. Quoted. “Saudi-UAE: Despite turmoil geopolitical goals remain steadfast,” by Thomas O. Falk. Al Jazeera, July 16, 2021.

Reiche, Danyel. Quoted. “Red Carpet, Prayers and Kisses as Qataris go to the Polls, live news. France 24,  September 28, 2021.

Reiche, Danyel. Quoted. 2022 Fifa World Cup: is football helping to bring about real change in Qatar? by Patrick Blennerhassett. South China Morning Post, November 14, 2021.

Reiche, Danyel. Quoted. A Un An de la Coupe du Monde 2022-”Laurent Dehors!”: Au Qatar, Exigence Accrue pour Blanc et les Stars Étrangeres [In Qatar Increased Demand for Whites and Foreign Stars]. Eurosport, September 11, 2021.

Reiche, Danyel. Quoted. Qatar’s World Cup 2022, by Johnathan Owen., November 21, 2021. 

Reiche, Danyel. Interview. Video: Politikwissenschaftler Dr. Danyel T. Reiche über die WM 2022 in Katar [Dr. Danyel Reiche on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar]. Sky Sport, November 21, 2021.

Reiche, Danyel. Podcast Interview. Episode 64: The World Cup’s Impact on Qatar and its Relations. American University of Beirut, Professors at Work Series. March 27, 2022.

Reiche, Danyel. Quoted. Post-Olympics, Spotlight Shifts to Qatar 2022 World Cup France 24, Live News, August 10, 2021. 

Reiche, Danyel. Quoted.  Katars Fußballer spielen sich in die Herzen [Qatar’s National Football Team] Suddeutsche Zeitung, July 28, 2021.

United States of America

Abusharaf, Rogaia. Speaker. “African Worlds in Conversation: Blackness without Borders: The Intersection of the Black Experience in the Middle East/North African (MENA) and Muslim World.” CSAAD Forum. NYU, NY and NYU-AD. February 24, 2021.

Al-Arian, Abdullah. Panel Moderator. “War on Terror Film Festival Panel: Four Lions,” Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC. October 24, 2021.

Balkhi, Mirwais. Panelist. “Education in Afghanistan: How to Move Forward.” Webinar. NYU Steinhardt, the Afghanistan General Consulate of New York, and NYU Wagner. NYU Steinhardt. December 2, 2021.

Balkhi, Mirwais. Invited Speaker. “Lessons Learned from the Dramatic Collapse of the Afghan Government.” White Assembly Organization, Afghanistan. January 2, 2022.

Kahle, Trish. Panelist. “Environmental Crisis and Political History.” Jefferson Scholars Foundation National Fellows Program Reunion and Conference, Charlottesville, VA, May 14, 2022.

Kahle, Trish. Panelist. “Energy Work: A Labor History Approach to High-Energy Systems.” Gordon Cain Conference: Let’s Get to Work: Bringing Labor History and the History of Science Together, Science History Institute, Philadelphia, PA, June 2–4, 2022.

Kahle, Trish. “Coal-Fired Liberalism and the Temporalities of Crisis.” New Histories of Liberalism, Jefferson Scholars Foundation, Charlottesville, VA, May 13, 2022

Kahle, Trish. Paper presentation “Confidence in Our System: How an Electric Utility Generated a Producer-Consumer Divide on an Energy Landscape,” North American Energy Landscapes: Stories of Ideas, Knowledges, and Perceptions, American Society for Environmental History, Eugene, Oregon, Online, April 9, 2022.

Kahle, Trish. Paper presentation, panel organizer. “Fueling Authority: The Struggle to Govern Energy in the Warfare State,” Appalachia and Energy Policy in the Modern United States, American Political History Conference: The past, present and future of American Democracy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, June 11, 2022.

Kahle, Trish. Paper presentation. “Confidence in Our System: How an Electric Utility Reconfigured Production and Consumption in a Deindustrializing Energy System,” Energy History Working Group, Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine,” Philadelphia, PA, October 1, 2021.

Kamrava, Mehran. Interview. “The Prospects of the Nuclear Deal with Iran.” Arab Center Washington, DC, May 2022

Kamrava, Mehran. Speaker. “US Policy on Iran.” Annual Conference: US Policy and Global Competition in the Middle East, Arab Center Washington DC, Online, September 14–15, 2021

Kolla, Edward. Panel Chair. “The Multiplicity of International Persons: State, Empire and Sovereignty in the Global Public Order of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries.” American Society for Legal History, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 4–6, 2021.

Mohamed, Yehia. Workshop. “Developing Materials for Arabic Heritage Speakers in a Post-Textbook Digital Age” The Middle East Institute Middle Eastern South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University. Summer 2022.

Shabana, Ayman. Paper Presenter. “Bodily Enhancement and the Genetic Revolution.”  Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, TX, November 20, 2021.


Balkhi, Mirwais. Panelist. “Ongoing Barriers to Girls’ Education, Women’s Human, Civil and Political Persecution in Afghanistan: What Should Be Done by the International Community?” Webinar. Massoud Foundation, Australia. February 22, 2022.

McCornac, Dennis and Anne Cullen. Paper presentation. “Increasing Asian trade with Australia – Australian business schools can improve it by at least a few degrees,” Australia-Japan Business Education Symposium: The Future of Business and Social Science Education post Covid-19 Pandemic. Meiji University and Griffith University, Online, March 4–5, 2022. 


Almond, Ian. Invited lecture. “Research Ecosystems.” Department of Philosophy, Government College for Women, Srinagar, Kashmir, September 2021.

Balkhi, Mirwais. Lecture. “Global Political Transition & Evolving Regional Architecture in West Asia.” Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, May 11, 2022.

Czech Republic

Koons, Jeremy. Paper Presenter. “Reason-Giving as Maintenance of the Knowledge Commons.” Why and How We Give and Ask for Reasons: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives Conference. University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. October 19–22, 2021.


Al-Arian, Abdullah. Paper presenter. “Securitized Subjects: American Muslims and the U.S. War on Terror.” Surveillance and Religion: Laws and Practices Workshop, Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities, November 2, 2021.

Kahle, Trish. Invited Lecture. “Energy and Labor.” New Approaches to the History of Energy Lecture Series. Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies and the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, Online. November 9, 2021.

Kahle, Trish. “Energy Citizenship: The Coal-Fired Social Contract and the American Century,” The Energy Transition Challenge in Historical Perspective, Energy History Working Group of the  Tensions of Europe (ToE) Research Network on History, Technology and Europe, Germany, July 1, 2021.


Koons, Jeremy. Paper Presenter. “Knowledge as a Commons.”  Reasons, Culture, and Rationality Workshop. Online. Tilburg University, The Netherlands. October 21, 2021.

Parvez, Zarqa. Speaker and moderator. International Women’s Day Symposium, Embassy of Qatar, The Netherlands, March 9, 2022.


Sonbol, Amira. Invited Speaker. “‘Sharía’ y género” [Shari’a and Gender], presented as part of CASA ARABia, Cordoba, Los fundamentos del poder en el islam year-long symposium, Cordoba, Spain, Online. September 2021.


Kamrava, Mehran. Panelist. “The Shifting Geopolitical Landscape in the MENA Region,” Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm, Sweden, March 10, 2022

United Kingdom

Kahle, Trish. Invited Lecture. “Dreamers with Shovels: Appalachia as a Laboratory for High-Energy Democracy in New Deal America.” Economic and Social History Seminar, University of Glasgow, Scotland, October 7, 2021

Mohamed, Yehia. Workshop Lead. “Curricular Needs of Heritage Arabic Learners and Current Best Practice in the Field.” British Association of Arabic Teachers Conference. University of Westminster, UK, June 30, 2022. 


Fazza, Hany. Co-presenter. Digital Transformation of Arabic Language Learning and Teaching: Post Pandemic Implications, American University of Cairo, December 18–19, 2021.


Al-Arian, Abdullah. Paper presenter. Colloquium on Ummatic Political Thought, Arab Studies Institute Live Web Show, Beirut and USA, July 2021.

Babar, Zahra. Interview for Live with ASI. Jadaliyya (Arab Studies Institute). Beirut and USA, September 2021.

Chamseddine, Abdul Rahman. “Faith between Having and Being.” Religious Education in Lebanon Conference, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon, October 2021.


Al-Arian, Abdullah. Panelist. “The Case of Egypt.” Center for Islam and Global Affairs Confrence: Examining Islamic Movements in Politics and Governance. Istanbul Zaim University, Turkey, January 28–30, 2022.

Almond, Ian. Interview. “Ten Percent of the Planet: Towards a Radical World Literature.” Dogus University, Turkey, April 23, 2021.

Balkhi, Mirwais. “ Factions and Dynamics of Taliban Future Scenarios.” Istanbul Arel University, Turkey, November 4, 2021.

Shabana, Ayman. “The Place of Custom in the Islamic Legal Tradition.” Ibn Haldun University, School of Islamic Studies, Istanbul, Turkey, May 19, 2022.


Abusharaf, Rogaia. Moderator. “Fair and Lovely: A Conversation on Colorism.” Panel Discussion. NYU-Abu Dhabi, UAE. November 17, 2021.

Meho, Lokman. Keynote Speaker. Inaugural ProQuest UAE Library Directors’ Day. Atlantis Hotel, Dubai, UAE.  May 18, 2022.

Babar, Zahra. Panelist on an IAS-Northwestern Qatar Webinar on “Racial Capitalism and Migrants’ Rights and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.” Northwestern Qatar, April 11, 2022.

Fazza, Hany. Workshop. “An Analysis of the Challenges and Solutions of Issues in Online learning.” THIMUN Qatar Leadership Conference, Doha, Qatar, November 6, 2021

Kamrava, Mehran. Moderator. Iranian Studies Unit Lecture Series, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Doha, Qatar.

  • “Sectarianism and Iranian Foreign Policy.” April 2022
  • “Politics, Paranoia and Pride: Iranian Security Policy under President Raisi.” March 2022
  • “Iran’s Relations with the States of the GCC.” February 2022
  • “Rethinking and Reconnecting Iran’s Social Policy and Development Frameworks.” January 2022
  • “Domestic Repercussions of Iran’s Nuclear Program.”December 2021
  • “Codifying Mercy in Iranian Criminal Law.” November 2021
  • “Prospects for US-Iran Relations under Raisi Presidency.”September 2021
  • “Iran’s Interregional Dynamics: A Piecemeal Influence.” September 2021
  • “Institutions and Politics in Iran.” August 2021
  • “From Neighbors to Foreigners: Iranians in Bahrain in the Early Twentieth Century.” July 2021
  • “Iran, 42 Years On: Is a Post-Islamist Democracy Possible?” June 2021

Mohamed, Yehia. Workshop. “Comparative Analysis of the English and Arabic Language: How are they the same, similar, and different?” Qatar Academy Msheireb. January 2022.

Schiwietz, Christine. Keynote Speaker. “The Glass Ceiling and Academia: How Can We Make Change Happen?” at Breaking the Bias: Stories from Academia. Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar. March 29, 2022.

Schiwietz, Christine. Panelist “Multiversity Flagship and Extracurricular Activities: Product X.” Multiversity Initiatives in Education City: Successes and Challenges. Qatar Foundation. March 31, 2022.

Shabana, Ayman. “Between Amelioration and Alteration of God’s Creation: Islamic Discussions on Human Bodily Modifications.” Reassembling Creation: Green Ethics (GE) and the Scholarly Disciplines in the Islamic Tradition, Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, Doha, Qatar, October 12–14, 2021.

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