19th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern and North African Studies


Student Union
1303 E University Blvd.
85719 Tucson , AZ


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 9:00am to Fri, 08/12/2022 - 8:43pm

19th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern and North African Studies


This conference aims to strengthen ties between academic disciplines, provide a platform for graduate students to present their research projects and exchange ideas, and create a network of emerging scholars spanning a variety of fields. This year’s conference is focused on the idea of mobility and concepts related to the Middle East from one field to the other, and boundaries being redefined on various levels. We encourage abstract submission not only from students within Middle Eastern and North African Studies programs, but also from Linguistics, Literature, Law and LGBT/Queer Studies, Journalism, Gender and Women Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Public health, Religious Studies, Sociology, Translation, Anthropology, Economic, Education, Geography, History, Music, and other studies related to the Middle East and North Africa from approximately the 6th century to the present (and beyond).


Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Julia Clancy-Smith will give this year’s keynote address. Julia Clancy-Smith [PhD History, UCLA, 1988] is Professor of History at the University of Arizona, Tucson. She is the author of: Mediterraneans: North Africa and Europe in an Age of Migration, c. 1800-1900 (California UP, 2010), which won the 2011 French Colonial Historical Society Book Award and the 2011 Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Award for the Best Subsequent Book, and Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (Algeria and Tunisia, 1800-1904) (California UP, 1994), which received three book awards.

Special Film Screening

A Just Vision Film: Naila and the Uprising. Followed by a discussion with Dr. Maha Nassar. Light Refreshments, Free and Open to All. 


The attachment below features all the scheduled conferences along with their location

For additional information, please visit: https://menas.arizona.edu/mena-conference 

Co-Sponsered by: The Center for Middle Eastern Studies 

PDF icon 2019 MENA Conference Schedule.pdf1.82 MB